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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:6-9
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
Are you feeling anxious or unsettled about life, family, work, relationships, decisions, disagreements? God reminds us that Christians should be joyful, not anxious. He wants so much more for us than to walk through life full of fear, worry and anxiety. To overcome anxiety, Scripture tells us to concentrate on the great things God has done for us. Then we are told not to be anxious, but in our prayers to make our requests known to God.
In your biggest problems, you have One to whom you can go; and before Him you can pour out your heart and be assured that He will not leave you without an answer to that great problem. Then God tells us to fill our minds with those things that are good. They are mentioned in the Scriptures as being things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, and of virtue. It is upon these things that we are to think. Live positively, not negatively. Once you learn that secret, God will have given you the victory over anxiety.
A great way to fill your mind with things that are good is to attend corporate worship at a local church. In worship we sing praises to God, we are reminded of what He has done for us, and we receive teaching from God’s Word, the Bible. Click here to plan your visit to Cross Pointe Church this weekend, either in-person or online.