God’s Remedy For Anxiety

Philippians 4:4-7: Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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We all have times when anxiety creeps into our lives. God has given us instruction in the scriptures above about what we need to do at these times. Let us look at God’s remedy for Anxiety.

Rejoice: The first thing we are instructed to do is to rejoice.  No, we don’t rejoice about what is causing our anxiety. We are to rejoice in the Lord.  This means to rejoice in who God is, rejoice in what He knows, and rejoice in what He can do.  We are to rejoice about the fact that the Lord is at hand.  He is with us as we deal with the source of our anxiety. We are not alone.  He has promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us to the things that we have to face in this life.  “Rejoice…and again I say, rejoice.  Rejoice means to be joyful and glad.  We express this joy and gladness in songs, hymns, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord.

Share: Let your moderation (calmness, trust) be known unto all men.  The source of our calmness and trust is the nearness of the Lord–”the Lord is at hand”.  Let others see and experience your calmness and testify to them of your calmness and the reason for it.  Speak to them about the Lord’s presence with you.  Talking about the promise of the Lord’s nearness also increases our faith and trust and helps us to be calm.

Resist the anxiety: Be careful (anxious) for nothing.  Choose to resist it.

Pray: In everything by praying humbly with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Tell God about what is causing you to worry and be anxious.  Tell him what you want and thank Him for what He is going to do.  Ask Him to give you His peace which passes all understanding.

God’s Answer: You will receive the peace of God (perfect peace) which passes all understanding.  Even you will not understand the peace that shall come upon you.  This peace cannot be understood or explained.  It must be experienced.  Only through the experience of this peace can we begin to understand it.  When this peace comes from God it is God’s way of saying, “you don’t have to worry about it any more”.  God is saying, “I have it”.  This peace of God shall keep you heart and mind through Christ Jesus.