At the root of our struggle with anxiety, is unbelief. Jesus said, let not your heart be troubled, let it not be afraid, ye believe in God, believe also in me. So, get this, the solution to your worrying tendencies is simply to believe God.
That is easy to say I know, but harder to do. Hard but not impossible. David led the way, he said, “Though the heathen rage, though the earth be removed….”. Can you imagine that? We certainly can. We are in what the Bible calls perilous times. The news is now a source of deep sorrow. Wars are too many to count; sicknesses are too contagious to ignore and internal conflicts are too unavoidable to drown out. We are going to need a hope that is unshakable even if this earth does.
What has been unshakable throughout time? What has more effect on history than any other person or movement? What has changed millions of lives and left the others at odds with their consciences? What never changes? The gospel! The pulsating, life giving, truth of God. Think about it, what else can we bank our utter security in? Not riches, not health, not knowledge, not even romantic love.
Your faith then is the single most important thing in life. If that is anchored, you have won at life. But like everything that is Godward, it’s a fight. The beautiful thing about faith is that it doesn’t need to be a lot. Jesus explained that all He needs to start with is, a mustard seed size.
If you are in a season where you can’t even find that seed, go where it sells. In the market place of the Word and guess what, the only payment is thirst. If you are thirsty for faith, come find the well of truth and drink freely.
Faith takes the need for a solution or comfort from off your hands and gives it to God. Be still David says. Tell your soul be still and know that God is God. He doesn’t need any help to be God. He doesn’t take consultation from anyone. What could they guide Him in? What could you?
Ye, we are in a war but we don’t fight as though we know not the outcome. We fight confidently because the battle really belongs to God. Tell me, who can beat Him? The lies the enemy has planted? No, not your anxiety, not your emotions, not you. Submit to God, resist your feelings and they will flee.
Prepare for the Battle – Search the scriptures for timeless truths to speak to your soul when worry desires to consume you. Bookmark sermons that waters your faith. Create a playlist to still your heart and mind.