Three Sure Ways to Overcome Anxiety
Does facing a New Year full of unknowns make you feel anxious?
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
As I slipped under the covers in the hotel room this past weekend, I sunk my head on the pillow and enjoyed a good night’s sleep. But I confess, years ago, I’d never be able to do that—travel by myself, unable to see the surroundings, spend the night alone in a hotel in a strange city. And to add to the stress, I had to get up and deliver a keynote speech before influential folks. Before my blindness, that would never have happened. But when I learned to walk by faith and not by sight, life began to look good, and nights came with peaceful sleep.
I engraved in my heart these three keys which David gives in Psalm 27. They erased anxiety and fear:
- Recognize who holds our life, our troubles and our struggles: “The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1, NIV)
- Declare victory when the enemies that rob our peace and the intruders of anxiety attack: “When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.” (Psalm 27:2, NIV)
- We claim with confidence In God’s power, In His mighty strength and His faithfulness to bring the victory—the triumph even when we don’t see the answer: “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.” (Psalm 27:3, NIV)
What anxiety will you allow God’s Word to triumph over tonight?
Used with permission by Global Media Outreach from Janet Perez Eckles. In spite of her physical blindness, Janet Perez Eckles serves the Lord as an international speaker and author. She imparts inspiration at www.janetperezeckles.com.
Pray this week:
Heavenly Father, thank You for being my rock, my fortress, and my savior in whom I find protection. You are my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
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