DELIVERANCE FROM ANXIETY – Part 2…


Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in Adonai with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” TLV

Last time we took the first step in discovering the key to winning victory over anxiety and worry.  Step one was “Trust in the LORD will All Our Heart.”  Now I would like for us to take more steps toward the ultimate goal of ‘Deliverance from Anxiety.’

LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING…

Let me ask, “What person has the ability or intelligence to guide their own life successfully without God’s help?”  If you are an unbeliever, then you may take umbrage at that statement. However, I believe it is the truth and verified in both the Bible and life experiences.

In Isaiah 55:8-9 we read God’s answer, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.”  It is a declaration of Adonai.  “For as the heavens are higher than earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” TLV Also in Proverbs 14:12 we are warned, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” TLV Additionally, we find the powerful revelation in Jeremiah 17:5-7 – “Thus says Adonai: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man and depends on flesh as his arm, and whose heart turns from Adonai.  For he will be like a bush in the desert.    He cannot see goodness when it comes but will dwell in parched places in the wilderness—a salt land where no one lives.   Blessed is the one who trusts in Adonai, whose confidence is in Adonai.”  TLV

If you continue reading in Jeremiah, you find that that person will be like a tree planted by the waters with its taproots in the river of life not fearing what may come and will be productive regardless of what is happening around him or her.  THAT IS POWERFUL!

My challenge or question is, “Why depend on our ability when we have the Promise and Provision of God’s ability?”  He is ready and willing to help, lead, guide, protect, and defend.  Trust Him!

IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATHS…

Paul told his son in the faith, Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12 to be an example of the believer.  In Psalms 37:23 we are told that “the steps of a good man or ordered of the LORD.”  Then in Isaiah 30:21, we hear that incredible promise, “Your ears will hear a word behind you saying: ‘This is the way, walk in it.  When you turn to the right, or when you turn to the left.”  THAT IS INCREDIBLE!

God has promised to supply all our needs (Philippians 4:19).  He has promised to be with us always. (Hebrews 13:5).  He has promised to protect us. (Exodus 19:4; Psalm 23:1, Psalm 91, Psalm 100:3, and many more.)  And the capstone of His Promises is that He is coming back for us (John 14).  We are instructed to disallow a troubled heart of fear and worry to dwell in us.  We have His great and precious promises backed up by His person.  Therefore, as a believer, we have no reason to worry.  If God is in control, what could we possibly have to fear?

Worry is not a product of faith or salvation it is an attack by the enemy attempting to shipwreck our faith and ruin our lives.  Worry is rooted in confusion and fear with the devil being the author of that fear and confusion.  God is not the author of confusion but peace and confidence.

Remember this simple truth – God is Not Worried!  He knows the end from the beginning, and nothing is impossible with Him.  He is well able to handle whatever we face, so Why Worry?  Who is the LORD?  Is His arm shortened that He cannot save, heal, deliver, protect, and provide?  As the old song says, “Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”

God bless you as you walk in His Peace on this day and every day!

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