“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy..” ~ Psalm 94:19
God doesn’t want us to live in a state of high anxiety. He has not given us a spirit of fear. He doesn’t want us to be anxiously looking about, but confidently looking up. So what are we to do if we are being overtaken by anxious thoughts? We need to set our focus on God and His goodness. The comfort of His presence and His Word will turn the fear into joy. You see, anxiety is alarming us to the fact that we are anxious because we have taken our eyes off the Lord. Anxious people are filled with the worries of life. Peaceful people, on the other hand, are filled with the realities of God.
Where is your mind today? Is it fixed on the greatness of God? Is it actively clinging to His precious and magnificent promises? Remember, no matter how big your problems may seem to you, He can certainly handle whatever troubles you are facing right now. He is good. He loves you. You can trust Him.