January 30, 2023

Can I be real with you for a moment? I know that anxiety can be such a tough battle, especially during these colder months when the days are shorter and the nights are longer. It can feel like peace and calm are just out of reach. But you know what? We have a secret weapon in our fight against anxiety - the Bible.

Let me share with you three ways we can use the power of the Bible to conquer our worries:

1. Memorize verses that bring comfort and peace. When anxiety strikes, it's so helpful to have a arsenal of verses ready to go. Verses like Philippians 4:6-7, "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

Also, Isaiah 41:10, "So don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." can be just what we need to find peace in the midst of chaos.

2. Read the Bible and stew on it. Reading the Bible regularly and taking time to reflect on its teachings can give us a deeper understanding of God's love and the promises he has made to us. When anxiety creeps in, we can meditate on verses that talk about God's protection, power, and love. This can bring us a sense of peace and calm in the face of worry.

3. Pray and ask for God's help. Finally, prayer is a game-changer in the fight against anxiety. When we're feeling anxious, we can simply stop and pray. We can ask God for peace, comfort, and strength. And by releasing our worries to God, we can trust that he is in control.

Finally, remember you are loved and you are not alone. God is always with us, even in the midst of our anxiety. Don't wallow in anxiety, try these three ways and see the power of God work.