Overcoming Anxiety and Worry through Christ February 4, 2015 – Posted in: Worry – Tags: Ephesians, Gospel, Jeremiah, Matthew
This week’s shirt “Add a single hour to your life” is based on the following verse.
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” -Matthew 6:27
I’ve been struggling with this verse for the last month, meditating on it. Also, I’ve been going through anxiety attacks over my health issues. Trying to figure stuff out, knowing in my head that I should just rest in the peace of my Father.
It’s not an easy thing to do, I was just getting bombarded by the evil one with all these, what if, what if that, what if this, you’re not going to… I let it get to me which increased the anxiety attacks. Wasn’t till a couple days ago when I read this story about this kid who spent most of his life in the hospital. When asked about it and how he felt, he responded “it was only 14 years of my life, God has eternity to make it up to me”. That just opened my eyes and made me realize that I get to spend eternity with my Father in Heaven. Why worry about now. I wish I could say that solved all my issues, but to be completely honest I still do worry. Before I get way out of control I find myself stopping, praying to God for peace, and not letting it eat up at me. The other thing I have been trying to do is equip myself with the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).
So as a reminder to myself and all of those that are struggling with anxiety or worries, just remember, that we are not in control that God has a plan for each of us. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11