Have you ever had a bit of anxiety knocking at your door? Have you ever asked the question: Why Me? Where are you, God?
A lot of the time we find ourselves worrying about things that never happen. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is nothing that comes from God. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “(6) Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (KJV). What this is basically saying is we should never worry about anything; instead, pray about it. We must tell God what we need and thank him for all that he has done. This is when we will feel the peace of God all over us. With his peace, it will guard our hearts and minds while following Gods word.
The devil can use anxiety in many ways for negativity and cause you to lose a bit of faith in God. For example, I was placed in a situation where I became very anxious and lost my way to where I was having an anxiety attack. Instead of me going to God, praying, and asking him to guide my heart; I went the other way and started thinking the worse of things. See when fear, anxiousness, and uncertainty come over you, that’s when those questions above start popping in your head. The good thing about this is, God has already provided us ways out of feeling anxious.
This all starts with us remembering our relationship with God. We must remember the key points to our relationship with God: We should always have trust in God, God has gone through tremendous pain before, he has great things in store for us, he will never lose his love for us, and never leave us. My 6-year-old son said something to me while I was going through my ordeal he said, “Mama, by Jesus Blood the virus will be removed from our bodies”. Although he meant by the blood of Jesus the virus will be removed from our bodies. He was right, I was shocked he knew of this and to have so much faith in God (very proud mom moment). I knew then I had to get myself together and get back on track. “For God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but he has given us power, love, and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). This verse right here shoots volume to me. This is something I have to remember time and time again. Be blessed!!