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The Leverage Daily Devotional 4-12-18

The Leverage

The Leverage Daily Devotional by Pastor Segun Obadje

Tuesday 4th December 2018

The Leverage

Dealing with Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.”
1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Anxiety is a plague; it is a disease of the soul. It is contrary to our health and well-being in Christ. It is a thief of time and of initiative. Therefore you must not give it access into your life. You must refuse to let it steal your ability to create and come up with solutions. Many people think it is normal to be anxious; however God teaches us differently. He says “Be anxious for nothing…” Nothing means no-thing. This means that there is nothing in the world that is worth being anxious about or over. Nothing is big enough to make you anxious; for God is bigger than everything and can handle anything and everything.

 

Any situation that stirs up worry and fear in you is not of God because God has shown us clearly that it is not His will for us to be anxious. Every time God speaks to us, He stirs faith in us, not fear or anxiety, hence as a child of God, you ought to reject anxiety. What then is the Scriptural way to respond to the issues of life such that we don’t give room to anxiety? The Word tells us it is by prayer and supplication. If anything is of concern to you, instead of getting worried about or over it, go ahead and make a definite petition to God concerning that need. And when you make your petition to God, do it in faith; which means that you expect Him to respond in your favour, knowing that He loves you enough to meet your needs.

 

When you pray to God about your needs, do it in faith, trusting Him to take care of it because He can and He will take care of it. You shouldn’t pray and turn around, only to take the matter from God’s hand by becoming anxious again. You must learn to cast your cares upon the Lord once and for all, because He cares for you. When you pray, believe that God’s ears are open to you, and that He indeed hears you, and then begin to give Him thanks, trusting Him to make His Word good in your life. And He sure will make His Word good because He is faithful, and loves you. God is faithful and merciful to meet all of your needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Amen!

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I refuse to give in to anxiety and fear; I cast all my cares on the Lord, for I know He cares for me. Amen.

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