Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.
10 ways to get rid of anxiety according to the world
- Write a list of what you know is true
- Read the list 2-3 times a day
- Pinpoint areas of stress in your life and figure out how to change them
- Try a healing practitioner
- Spend time with people
- Create a routine
- Do not avoid doing things
- Practice affirmations
The Christ centered and True version:
- Write down scripture because it's truth
- Read it multiple times a day
- Meditate it all the time
- Exercise physically and mentally
- Locate people who stress you out and remove them
- Jesus is the healer
- Spend time with Godly people
- Create a routine
- Don't be spiritually, mentally or physically lazy
- Affirm others. They will affirm you. If not Jesus has!
Ultimately when anxiety hits we need to S.E.E.
SLING YOUR CARES
Psalm 55:22 (AMP)
Cast your burden on the LORD [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
1 Peter 5:7 (ICB)
Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.
What ifs produce both fear and anxiety. Although fear relates to a known or understood threat, whereas anxiety follows from an unknown or poorly defined threat.
WE DON’T HAVE TO FEAR WHAT WE DON’T KNOW BECAUSE WE ARE CONNECTED TO THE ONE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING!
For every “what if” we have a promise where God says “I am”
- What if I get sick: I am a healer
- What if I lose my job: I am a provider
- What if I make a mistake: I am grace and I am a forgiver
- What if they don’t like me: I am love and I love you
- What if I am miss something: I am the one who can fill in the gaps
When anxiety weighs large in your mind then we need to….
ENLARGE YOUR AWARENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalm 139:7-10 (NLT)
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
Enlarging takes work and focus... We have to work at training our minds to understand that God is present even when we don’t feel Him.
Psalm 23 states even when you’re going through the valley God is there...
Since God is with us we have to understand
- God created you
- God came for you
- God saved you
- God will provide for you
- God will sustain you
WE NEED THE REVELATION THAT SEASONS DON’T CHANGE GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, SO GOD'S PRESENCE DOESN'T CHANGE WHEN SEASONS DO
Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Once we sling our cares and enlarge our awareness of His presence we can...
ENTER REST AND PEACE
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
Because the weight has been lifted and you can S.E.E. you are free to enter rest and peace
Colossians 3:15 (NLT)
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
John 14:27 (NLT)
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
I can face everything because God is ALWAYS with me.
When anxiety hits remember your soul needs to S.E.E.
Sling you cares
Enlarge your awareness of His presence
Enter rest & peace