Dealing With Anxiety

I wanted to share with you one of the thoughts that I brought out in the message this past Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Beaufort Church of God.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Anxiety has a way of slipping in our lives causing you to wonder and doubt why you are here, and will stop you from accomplishing your full potential.  Living with anxiety is not Gods will for your life.  One of the sure ways to never get over anxiety is to fail to turn to God.  You cannot get over it on your own.  Sometimes other people can add to the anxiety by the focusing on the WHAT IF instead of the GOD CAN.

Anxiety can be caused by circumstances from within or outward circumstances that have a way of creeping into your life.  No matter the cause of your anxiety, there is a cure.  We must bring all of our care to God.  By prayer, petetion, and thanksgiving we are to make our request known to God.  When that is done His peace, which goes beyond all our understanding and limitations, will guard our hearts and minds to get beyond the anxiety and walk in a way that fulfills his purpose instead of being trapped by our anxiety.  It is also a testimony to others of His perfect peace over our lives.

How has anxiety taken its toll on your Life of Pursuit?  Is your heart and mind clouded by circumstances or issues that you feel like you can’t control?  What would you like to add to this post that will benefit others in their Life of Pursuit?