George Muller said, "The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith. The beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety." Our anxiety tends to come from our desire to control our circumstances, the people around us...life. When we begin to try to control life, we will find/feel the anxiety rising in us. You may feel the evidence of anxiety in the pit of your stomach; maybe your heart pounds; maybe it is the tension headache. When you see or feel the physical symptoms rising, do a reality check and ask yourself, who is in control? The pat answer we may be quick to give is God but if we are rising in anxiety, it is really us.
When we run to the Lord to handle life and the people around us, we will find ourselves breaking free from the worry, anxiety and fear that seems to paralyzes us. Peace will flow like a river in our everyday living.
Matthew 6:30-32 says, "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things."
May peace reign in your hearts today! :)