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Isn’t it comforting to know there is a solution to being rid of anxiety and worry?  These two feelings have played a big part of my life.  If I didn’t have something to worry about then something must be wrong.  That was my attitude.  I can wake up in the morning and ask myself, “okay, what do I need to worry about today?”  Can anyone relate to this?  I chalk it up a little bit to how I was raised.  My mother and my grandmother, in their own loving way, would tell me of all the kidnappings, car accidents and murders around town.  This was their way of keeping me aware of my surroundings but as time went on, I developed an anxious spirit and worry was a part of my daily life.  By allowing worry and anxiety to rule my life, I could never feel peace.  I had a constant inner turmoil going on.  Not a pleasant way to live!

I am totally ineffective for God’s kingdom if I don’t deal with these feelings.  Jesus knew that worry was a big temptation in our world.  He asks us,

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:27)

Worry reveals my lack of trust in God.  It’s absolutely necessary for me to repent of my distrust.  I often think, “I do trust God, so why do I still worry?”.  Honestly, I don’t have an answer to that question and I struggle with that to this day.  There are times when God will withhold something from me for my own good.  But I don’t see it that way.  I believe God’s Word 100%.  Everything in it, all of it.  Yet my sin nature takes over a lot and tells me I have to do things on my own and God will work it out for His good.  That’s NOT what the Bible says though.  Perhaps it’s the enemy putting those thoughts in my head and it’s my responsibility to cast down those thoughts immediately and do what God’s Word says to do.

The solution to peace is having faith and trust in Christ.  He knows what I need and when I need it.  God gives us the tools and gifts we need to fight and live a life free of worry.

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.  And the  peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27)

I have to practice this gift.  I have to work on it.  I do find peace in knowing what Christ said in John 14:27.  So long as I keep doing the next right thing, I can be assured of God’s promise that He will provide all my needs.

A little about name is Michele and I am a born-again Christian. I was saved as a teenager and graduated from a Christian high school. I am a mother of one son who is the world to me. Despite my upbringing, later in life I fell into a life of self destruction which led me down many dark paths. I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and I have a great passion for Christ and His amazing power to heal even the worst cases. I am living proof of the miracle of God's power to change your life and way of thinking. Nothing is impossible with God.


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