Now more than ever people are dealing with anxiety and fear. Thankfully, as the people of God, we have the answer for that. The Word of God will always have a word for our situation. No matter what we are dealing with the Word will always work if we work it. How do we do that? How do we “work” the Word of God?
When I am dealing with something in my life, I find scriptures regarding that situation. Nowadays, this is as simple as googling scriptures on the subject. I then look them up in my Bible, read them, write them down, pray them aloud and declare them over my life. It helps to get an index card to write them on and put it somewhere I will see everyday. It use to be the dashboard of my car (back when we weren’t quarantined to the house). The bathroom is a great place as well.
If you find yourself being pulled towards anxiety during these times of uncertainty, I have some scriptures to help get you through.
(Philippians 4:6) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.
There’s that word again… Thanksgiving. Prayer and thanksgiving help us to overcome anxiety because it shifts our mind off of our surroundings and onto God.
(Isaiah 26:3) You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon You, because he trusts in you.
When we are tempted to give into fear or anxiety, we need to lean into God and shift our minds back upon Him. When we begin to think on Him and His Word, He will bring a peace to us. We may have to say, “God this is happening, but I trust in You. You have been faithful and You are my Helper.” Simple acts of pulling our minds back toward Christ is how we will walk in that perfect peace.
(2 Corinthians 10:5) casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
Let’s be honest, we all get thoughts that are not healthy at times. The key is to take those thoughts captive when they come. How do we do that? By speaking the opposite the exact moment it comes. We recognize it is not from the Lord and think on things that we know are.
Comment and let me know what your go to scripture is when dealing with fear and anxiety.