Stressed out and anxious
Anxiety is a real threat, and many Christians suffer from anxiety disorders. The pressures of life are real, and even sincere children of God can suffer, mentally, because they become overwhelmed by the challenges that they face. God has provided a counterforce, a spiritual power that can eradicate anxiety and depression. This supernatural force is called peace.
God’s solution to anxiety
If you ask many people about what they want in life, only the wise will list peace of mind as being important. Peace of mind is a crucial component of a happy life. The stability of your entire life is determined, in part, by your level of peace. Even when you are blessed and secure, your life can seem to be in shambles if you are overcome with anxiety and apprehension. Allow God to show you, through his word, how to live with supernatural peace. Peace will be given to you if you stay focused on God, give your concerns to him, address your needs with prayer, receive God’s peace, and take control of your emotions.
Focus on God
”Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3). Most people focus on their problems. When your mind centers on difficulties or adverse situations, your mental state becomes toxic. But when you trust God, and mentally focus on him, God becomes the biggest thing in your life. The Christian who consistently focuses on and trusts in God will remain in peace. You must develop the awareness that God is always with you, and he is a lot more powerful than any issue that you could ever face. Allow God to take your burdens and your cares.
Turn your worries over to God
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). God invites his children to give their cares to him. God is saying that he will help us. We should not bear the weight of any burden, God is there to carry the load. When we cling to our problems, we are not allowing God’s power to intercede on our behalf. Casting your cares on God is an act of faith, and it shows that you understand that God is the ultimate solution to all of your troubles. You must turn your problems over to God and trust that he will work everything out for your good. Instead of worrying about anything, the child of God must learn to pray.
Tell God about your problems
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Do not suffer in silence, pray about your problems. Tell God about your issues and concerns. If you fail to bring your troubles to God, you will not have peace of mind. Praying to God about your problems invites the power of God into your situation, and prayer also releases God’s peace into your life. As we have read, this is not a natural peace, it surpasses human understanding. God’s peace is a supernatural peace that he gives to his children.
Receive God’s peace and take control
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). You do not have to ask God to give you peace, you must receive what he has already provided. The Lord desires for his children to have peace of mind, we do not have to convince him to give it to us. We receive God’s peace by faith. Also, we have the responsibility to drive away fear and worry. God would not tell us to do something that he has not empowered us to do. We have the power to drive away fear, depression, and anxiety. We also have the ability to receive God’s peace.
Peace of mind is available to God’s children. He has provided peace, and our responsibility is to receive it. Peace acts as a counterforce to fear, anxiety, and depression. As you stay focused on God, God’s peace will flow into your mind and drive away all apprehension. Turn you troubles over to God today and experience the rest that comes from the peace of God. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).