Anxious For Nothing 2019

I’ve never dealt with this type of anxiety much until this past year. So much happened in 2018 that had me tightly holding onto my seat bracing for what was to come next. My son, Luke, was diagnosed with autism, I had health issues, ectopic pregnancy, grief……it was just so much at once….more than I could handle.  I hate anxiety, and know that it is not from God!!! I know that God’s word tells us to Be anxious for nothing, but in all things by prayer and supplication present our request to God!!! I feel like I do my best to do that, and have many times over asked God to take this awful heavy feeling from me but thus far He has not completely taken it, so I’m doing my best to stand on His promise for Peace that passes all understanding until it comes to past in my life. I’m casting my cares on Him believing for a breath of fresh air and weight to be lifted off of my shoulders and placed onto His. I’m hoping and believing for FREEDOM and HEALING that can only come from Jesus!!! Sometimes, I catch myself thinking and praying for God to just rescue me. But that’s the thing…..He already has!!! He’s done that for all of us who choose to receive Him as our Savior. Despite the chaos of life, He’s always there with us if we’ve invited Him to be a part!!! He’s there to guide us when we don’t know the next step to take, teach us the right way when, once again, we’ve failed, hold us when we just need a warm embrace of comfort and peace, carry us when we don’t have the strength to press on and keep walking……He’s there!!! So often, we expect God to just get us out or remove us from a situation when God is saying let ME walk you through this, let me teach you as we walk together on this road that leads to joy after the mourning and a rainbow after all the rain.

Some days are good and I feel like I am completely past things while others are excruciating and heartbreaking, so I get so frustrated with myself as I feel like maybe I’m not surrendering all over to God like I should or I’m not doing something right so I go through and repent  of everything even that which may be hidden in my heart that I’m unaware of. Asking God to search our hearts and unveil anything that could be potentially keeping us from a closer walk with Him never hurts. I do have to be careful in these moments to make sure that I am recognizing Satan’s lies of discouragement that make me feel like I want to just throw in the towel and give up altogether. I can’t keep my head in the sand either as It would be naive and foolish of me or any other Christian to fall for the lie that Christians never go through anything. That is the farthest thing from the truth. Satan is against God and His Kingdom so he will stop at nothing to keep God’s children worn out and downtrodden. The good news is Jesus overcame so we do too!! Our God truly is greater than Satan or any demonic force that may try to cloud our vision or keep us from a closer walk with Jesus!!! We win, and are made victorious by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb! Thank God for Jesus!!!  I am reminded of scripture as I write this:

Romans 8:38-39~ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

No one, Nothing, No situation or circumstance, No demonic force, Zip, Zilch, Zero can separate us from the Love of God!!! Yall that is such a powerful truth!!!

So here’s the challenge and I would love nothing more than for you to join me on it in 2019!!! ~EVERY time Satan whispers in our ear another lie, we combat him with God’s word that is sharper than any 2 edged sword. Easier said than done, I know, but we CAN do this. You will need some index cards or a notebook to write down verses that pertain to your situation. For example, Every time we become anxious about something we can remind ourselves and Satan that we focus on good reports with this verse.

Philippians 4:8~ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

When our hearts feel like we need to make a rash decision, we recall this verse:

 Philippians 4:6  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

Making decisions on a fly always gets us into trouble.

When Satan tries to beat us up over something, we can remind God of His word and thank Him for comfort in those moments.

Psalms 94:19-In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.

When Satan wants to steal your voice:

Proverbs 28:1-The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

These are just examples, but you can add as many as you’d like. I know that Jesus combat Satan by using His word when He was tempted in the wilderness by him, so this is definitely an effective way to pray to God and rebuke Satan.

May 2019 be the year that we focus on God’s word, hunger, and thirst after Him and His righteousness,  and remain steadfast in Prayer more, more, more, so that we can truly be anxious for nothing!!

 

 

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28 thoughts on “Anxious For Nothing 2019”

  1. Excellent post my sister!!! So sorry for your son’s Autism diagnostic and for your ectopic pregnancy. But Crystal, know that it will be alright. I know this is a bold statement but I had enough bad and stressful times in my life to tell you that it will not be easy, it will take time, but eventually it will be alright. In the meantime you are doing exactly what needs to be done. Cast your cares on God, if you need to do it ten times a day, so it! Pray, keep the communication channel open with God all day and talk to Him as you go through your day. Every bad thing that happens to us God turns it around for our good because we trust and love Him, and He will give you beauty for your ashes! God bless you mightily in Jesus’s name!❤️

  2. Jessica Goyette

    I feel your heart. I suffer from anxiety from the pits. The condemnation lies near daily. My son is also autistic and I also had an eptopic pregnancy years ago. I am encouraged knowing I’m not alone and how strong you are in the Lord. May deliverance come in Jesus’ Name.

  3. Anxiety is hard to deal with. But with the right tools we can overcome it. Thank you for sharing part of your story an your experience with it. I know this will help someone who is struggling through it.

  4. You have a whole lot on your plate right now. Don’t put pressure on yourself to feel or be victorious right now—the Father holds and walks with you during this time. He will fight your battles; all you need to do is align your heart and will with His. Believe He will see you through this time, but it’s OK to not have it all together. It’s OK by God and it’s OK in the world. Anxiety will not have the last say in your life—the Lord will. Peace and blessings to you. You will get to the other side. xoxo

  5. This post reminds me of the Psalms where David cried out to the Lord in the first half. He couldn’t take it anymore and then he realized that God is still God, good, just, and will walk him through it, like he’s done with you and so many of us. Somehow I knew that if I kept reading there would be proof that God, though He may not have taken all your anxieties, He had, and still is, walking you through it.

    A great post, well written, and good advice. Your wisdom and courage is inspiring.

  6. Beautiful. Love when you say, “Despite the chaos of life, He’s always there with us if we’ve invited Him to be a part!!!“. So true. As one who has dealt with anxiety, I often remind myself of His presence, His love, and His power in my life. Blessings!

  7. Some seasons of growth are very difficult. You are using this one to encourage so many people; including yourself. There’s so much to praise God for in this alone! I have a great-grandson diagnosed with autism just before Christmas. He’s very young and more to be revealed. God has special plans for these children and their parents. You are very special.
    I used 3×5 cards heavily during one of my most difficult seasons (at least to date). I still have that box of cards. Those written scriptures, easily found and prayed, really carried me through a long season of growth and restoration. I love that you use these and suggest others to use them as well. I began placing a single word at the top of each card so I could file them alphabetically. For some, I would have many cards placed around my home, in my pocket and in my car. This reminded me often and helped me to pray and stand firm.
    Thank you for your writing. The following is so true…. “So often, we expect God to just get us out or remove us from a situation when God is saying let ME walk you through this, let me teach you as we walk together…” Yes, Lord! Let us release control and walk with you.

    1. Ty so much for your encouragement. That’s awesome that you use the scripture cards too. They are helpful reminders that keep us in prayer mode. Totally agree that God has special plans in store for our boys. ;0) God is already using Luke at a young age to keep my heart smiling. Hes usually so full of joy. We take him to see if he got into preschool tomorrow. Its only 2 days a week, but firmly believe it will help him to be around some kids his age. God bless you and your family!!!

  8. I love what you said about using God’s word to combat Satan when he tries to get us down through fear, anxiety, doubt, etc. You are so right! Thanks for the reminder.

  9. I’m sorry for all that you are going through. But you are on the right path, trusting God and turning to His word for comfort, guidance, and armor. Satan does want to steal, kill and destroy, but God is bigger, better, and able to do immeasurably more. He is our all in all! Thank you for sharing your heart with us!

  10. Hi Crystal. You listed some very helpful verses to combat anxiety and lies. We have victory in Jesus, our Savior. We are loved, righteous, secure, and many other things thanks to Him. He also gave us prayer and an eternal hope – confidence for the rest of our days. You shared a wonderful, heartfelt post. Thank you for sharing and inviting us to join you in your challenge.

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