Don’t Freak Out!


What is it about us? We people…..we human beings? We get so wigged out over things in our lives. At least I do. I consider myself to be a little on the anxious side. I get stressed and worry over things…maybe you do too. Usually it’s things that I don’t need to be concerned with. But hey, it’s my crazy personality. I tell myself later…..”See …… STOP IT!”. God is in control!

I posted this picture of Phillipians 4:4-7 in my Bible because as you can see…..I need the reminding! Do not worry! I should really be spending more of my time “rejoicing”! Now that’s the kind of attitude a worrier like me needs. One of thankfulness and peace with what God is doing in my life. Sometimes, I just feel out of control! Well, my life does. So I do what just about every other human does…..I struggle to control it myself. Which never works out for my good. Ever! I’m learning to STOP IT!

Did you know that the antidote to anxiety is “thanksgiving”? It’s the best way to acknowledge God as our source of peace, joy, trust and more. Which leads me to the attitude we should have when approaching God with our needs. We need an attitude of thanksgiving. Try it! You’ll see something happen, I promise. Remember, prayer is the lifeline to peace. Who doesn’t need peace?

So, whatever you’re going through….guess what? You haven’t caught God off guard, friend. He knows. Trust him. He’s got you covered. Focus on loving Him and thanking Him….even if you don’t feel like it. Do it verbally….eventually you will begin to feel it. You’re building character…one that is speaking volumes to a lost world. I love verse 5…..”Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” The ESV Bible says it like this, 5 “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand.” In other words, don’t freak out! God is in control!

Thank you God. Forgive me when I forget and worry. I think you are AWESOME! I praise you for just being YOU! My peace and my joy!

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