“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 4:21
Is being anxious a sin? Could it possibly be the root of all sins?
A seed began to sprout roots when the serpent asked Eve, “Did God really say…”. Can’t you just picture Eve’s angelic face begin to tense as the serpent’s relentless questions rang in her ears?
A tiny seed of worry can grow destructive fruit of impatience, anxiousness, resentment, and even anger. We begin to no longer trust the Sovereign God. In other words, we let our guard down as our hearts and minds become an easy target for the enemy; the Liar.
Have you heard the expression, ‘desperate people do desperate things’? When desperate people take matters into their own hands they fail the first of the Ten Commandments miserably by allowing worry to become bigger than the Prince of Peace. We dethrone God by becoming our own god and the benefit…no peace.
Beth Moore gives a good example of anxiousness, “A lack of peace manifests itself in many ways: a sleepless night filled with tossing and turning, fear that lodges itself like a pine cone in your stomach, a mind and body in perpetual motion, memories that imprison you repeatedly, unending strife, hopelessness, and the general, yet horrible, sense of being out of control. God’s peace means the absence of fear and turmoil, but not the absence of pain and grief.”
“Are you at peace today? Are you worried about something? What if it never happens and if it does…do you not trust the Lord will be present in it?”
Give your worries to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you for holding on to it so tightly. Make peace with God so He can show you His perfect peace.
Spend your day thanking the Lord for all He has done, is doing, and will do. Remember…He loves you and desires only the best for you. Trust Him.