Overcome Anxiety With Truth
The first step is reading God's Word knowing the truth about God and what he has stated about you. Faith in God is your first and foremost step. Holding on to the old you and the new you at the same time will not work. In the end, one of the two will defeat the other. When you are born again you make a choice and that is to get rid of the person you use to be. You allow Jesus to change you the Spirit that dwells in you to weed out all the bad and allow the new to grow. Just like in anything else it takes time and it takes dedication for you to not allow previous sins to overtake what Jesus is taking out.
God is not a dictator, therefore, the work is all up to you. One thing I can say and it is from experience when you make the choice for Jesus to be Lord over your life. The battle is over but the war is hard and it is tough because Satan comes at you with every single thing he has. Sometimes you will be up against things that you have no idea how in the world you are going to defeat it, get past it. Then out of NOWHERE literally, God intervenes He fights when you can not fight. He takes care of you when you can no longer take care of yourself. You are NEVER alone He is there always.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Overcoming anxiety in a given moment means facing fear with truth, especially when we admit ultimate truths and pray for help to go from there. Pray for truth to rule your life in the name of Jesus Christ. It’s not always easy because we live in a world of lies.
Most of us don’t know what to do with the situations we find ourselves in. We get stressed, and the truth gets fuzzy.
This is a great translation of James 1:5-8:
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
Putting total faith in God requires us to let go of what we think we know and let him handle it. Once we desire a spirit of truth, we trust that he will steer us in the right direction according to his will. In faith, we know that God’s will is the best way for us, even when we do not understand it.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all of our anxieties upon the Lord because he cares for us.
It requires faith to take a situation to God in all its ugliness and darkness and lay it at the foot of the cross, trusting fully that he will work to heal the situation.
And in these moments, our faith can grow. It’s not comfortable, but transformation takes place. James 1:2-8 tells us:
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
We turn to Him and say, “I need you Lord” He is there, holding us as we manage to put one foot in front of the other and make it through another day. True peace, true courage and true love comes from God. The Lord Jesus Christ died for us so that we would be set free from the evil of the world. Nothing can win against the one who conquered death.