“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.” Philippians 4:6,7 niv
The flip side of depression is rejoicing. Did you know that when we take a deep breath we do not think about anything. We find ourselves in a world that talks about stress being a killer and then, hypocritically promotes fear at every opportunity. “Buy now, before it’s too late!” Prescribed drugs, yes and no. We eat food sprayed with chemicals that are; “natural” and washed or whoops; those who have been recalled. Flu shots? Nada. Whose report do you believe? We get angry when unbelievers oppose Christianity get elected into high places [what do we expect?]. Anger leads to stress and depression. Perverted lessons abound in our schools [Isaiah 5:20,21]. Who is trustworthy? This is the world we are living in today. Jesus talked about these days “as in the days of Noah” and we have been hand selected to live in this season.
Living in fear can be habit forming. We have a choice to do away with this spirit. The biggest weapon we have in our arsenal against all fear is love and faith. When your mind is swirling with fearful thoughts, stop! Take a deep breath and begin to think about what Paul told us to think about. He told us to think about: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. vs 4:8 amp.
Replace your fear with thoughts of how much you are loved by God! His Son laid his life down for us! Replace the lies of today with His truth. The media may say one thing, but what does the Bible say about it? Replace all turmoil inside of you with His peace. This will guard your heart and mind. Above all pray. Replace your anxieties with thoughts of the goodness of God. Tell yourself: “There is going to be good come from all of this!” God is faithful to deliver us. We know he hears our prayers. Keep your mind upon things above, not upon the things of the world. Build up your faith! Replace replace and replace.
We praise you Precious Father, we give you honor and strive to give you glory in our lives. You told us that fearing you is the beginn