Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” NASB
We have considered the first phases or legs of our journey into Deliverance from Anxiety, “Trusting God with All Our Hearts.” We have considered the second, “Leaning Not to Our Own Understanding.” Today, we will move to the third phase or leg and hopefully, the Holy Spirit will quicken your heart to receive the fullness of this Promise and walk into full deliverance from Worry!
Why depend on our own ability when we have God available and willing to help, lead, and guide in all things and at all times? Sadly, many do because they are more comfortable in their own ability than they are in the unseen and unknown realm of Trusting God!
Now, let’s consider the third leg or phase of this journey into Full Deliverance from Anxiety, “In All Your Ways, Acknowledge Him and He Will Direct Your Path.” If the other two were simple but difficult this part is possibly more difficult to fully embrace. Why? Because we have been taught to follow our own hearts and thoughts. We are taught to be self-sufficient and independent, to a fault.
In 1 Timothy 4:12b, we read, “…show yourself an example of those who believe.” In Psalms 37:23a, we hear the words, “The steps of a man are established by the LORD…” The prophet Isaiah declares it powerfully in Isaiah 30:21, “And your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.”
God has promised to supply all our need (Philippians 4:19). He has promised to be with us always (Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 41:10; Deuteronomy 31:6; Zephaniah 3:17; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5, and Romans 8:38-39). He has promised to protect us and in John 14, He has promised to return for us, where He began with the words, “Let not your heart be troubled…” Don’t worry, don’t fret, don’t be anxious, just Trust Me!
Therefore, if God is in control and He is, then there are zero reasons to worry. If God is All-Powerful, and He is, then there is no reason to fear. Worry is not a product of Faith or a fruit of Salvation, it is an attack of the enemy of our souls attempting to ruin our lives. It is designed to divert our trust and confidence from God to self and thereby doom us to failure and misery.
Worry is rooted in confusion and is birthed out of fear. The devil is the author of confusion and fear whereas God is the author of Peace and Confidence. God is not worried! That is an understatement and overly simplistic. Saying it makes me “Mr. Obvious” but sometimes the obvious needs to be voiced. God knows He is in control and is well able to handle any situation. With that in mind, I ask, “Why Worry?”
Who is the LORD? Is the arm of the LORD shortened that it cannot save? Can He no longer save, heal, deliver, and provide? Is the Bible speaking the truth when it says, “He can do all things and is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”?
I came to Christ when the Holy Spirit used this passage to penetrate my own understanding and pointed me to the only hope I had, Jesus. God has used this passage to help me escape the prison of Anxiety and Worry that was somewhat hereditary in my family. May the LORD bring you to full deliverance from anxiety and grant you the Peace that Passes all understanding guarding your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
I pray that you will have a fantastic worry-free day!