We have all experienced anxious thoughts at one time or another. The challenge is to respond to those with truth and not let those thoughts consume us. When we find ourselves repeatedly or consistently anxious or discouraged, we’re often buying into some sort of false perspective. In those hard times, Satan loves to try to draw us away from God by planting seeds of fear, doubt and anxiety. These things are actually distortions of faith. It’s faith in something negative, placing trust in the dangers facing us more than in the God who loves and protects us.
It’s impossible to walk fully in faith while being stuck in those lies. It is in those moments when we need to give it all to Jesus and find peace and joy through trusting Him. Faith takes your eyes off the problem and turns them to God, where all answers are found.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”