“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25)
The good word for you is …. JESUS LOVES YOU! It is hard walking in the light living in a dark world, but Jesus told us in John 16:33 that he had overcome the world AND that He sent a HELPER to us to help in our time of need! (John 16:7). That is good news!
We are bombarded today by the views of the world as to who we are, what we are to look like, what we are to think and what we are to speak! As children of God we know we are not to conform to the world, but are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:2).
There is only one standard and that is Jesus Christ. No matter what your struggle is at the moment, you must learn to cast your care on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
We must learn to REST in the Lord because faith grows in rest and functions in PEACE.
If we are going to listen to the world, then we are going to be full of anxiety! If we are going to compare ourselves about what we look like, we are in big trouble!
What do we do? The Word of God tells us.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God” (Phillipian 4:8). Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be fulll” (John 16:14).
The JOY of the Lord is your Strength!