My friends, for many years I suffered from anxiety of “what if’s” of life that I was unable to control or do anything about. This is wasted energy and futile at best.
Our modern-day living and the chaos in our global environment also presents us with many reasons to be anxious. However, we must hold fast to the truth of God’s word in Psalm 46:10 that says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
This scripture should provide us with great comfort because the God of the universe is assuring us to “Be Still”. If you are a follower of Christ, this is the only guarantee you need. Whatever is causing you anxiety will dissipate in the place of:
- Prayer – Never under estimate the power of prayer and we can never pray enough. There is something to be said about pouring out our hearts to God. We are reminded that when we seek the Lord, He will answer us and deliver us from all our fears. (Psalm 34:4)
- Thanksgiving – Gives us the opportunity to appreciate God for what He has done with our anxiety, what He is currently doing and what He is yet to do. Practicing this, helps us to be in the spirit of expectation.
- Renewing our mind with God’s word – It is so important to meditate on God’s word daily. This will help us negate the lies Satan uses to mess with our minds.
Christ follower, Be Still this week in the place of prayer, thanksgiving and meditation on God’s word. If you are currently not a Christ follower, today is the day of salvation – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.