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Wop Devotional : Anxiety

Updated: Jun 27, 2021


Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” [Proverbs 12:25]

Nowadays, everyone seems too busy, stressed and worried about their future, their health, finances and mostly about their relationships. The majority of people across the world are taking anti-depressants…. What could be the reason? Evidently its worry, fear and anxiety. The primary verse of this message is in the scripture. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 4:6-7].


The word anxious means feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Being anxious contradicts with the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1 which says to have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. It is clear that worry is the evidence of the lack of faith in the Lord. Jesus Christ knew people would be worried a whole lot so He gave us His word to equip us when the time comes. This is His teaching…

“Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” [English Standard Version, Matthew 6:25-34]

We are being taught to be worry free, as surely as we all know that the sun will rise tomorrow no matter what that is exactly how sure we should be that whatever we desire the Lord is working out a solution for us. A certain teacher of the word said our faith should be as 100% sure as we know that since you are born as a female tomorrow you can never wake up as a male or if you are a man then you wake up as a woman. Nobody ever doubts that just maybe tomorrow I may wake up as a totally different person, everyone is certain that they will be of the same gender everyday. That is the kind of faith I am encouraging you to have as women of prayer. Our children have no worries at all because they know we are there watching over them, let us all be like these children to our Father. Let us cry Abba Father to Him who sits on the throne, the owner of silver and gold, the one who solves all relationship issues, the one who cures all diseases, He mends broken hearts everything is all in Him. The Lord reveals Himself through people so be on the lookout for people who are God sent , ask God for discernment so that we may not chase away our divine messengers.


Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 Truly, I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” There is no need for those sleeping tablets and anti - depressants dear women of prayer rather spend time in prayer, worship or go on out there and do some voluntary work in your community. Occupy your mind with things that motivate you. Think positive thoughts only, controlling your mind in that manner is a process you have to work on coupled with positive affirmations. Have a deep relationship with God, Be still and know that His God. He said He shall never leave thee nor forsake thee, he has carved you in the palm of His hand and you are the apple of His eye. He loves you just because He loves you so He will love you more each day.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” [1 John 4:18]

Prayer

Dear Lord for the sin of anxiety , worry and fear of things that we can not control or change. We cast all our burdens unto you because you care for us. We submit everything that might be troubling us before you, take it all Lord please give us your peace that surpasses all understanding. From today onwards we relax and lay back in rest knowing that you are watching over us always. We love you Lord and we thank you for all the promises in your word. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers in Jesus name we pray.

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Have a blessed June!



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