When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it. You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought. Joel Osteen
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Every one of us will have gone through moments of anxiety but the importance lies in how you handle them. The word of God teaches us to cast all our anxiety on Him. This is easier said than done but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome.
We need to know that fear and anxiety come when our focus slips away from the Lord. The word says that “My anxious thoughts multiply within me.” Psalm 94:19. We need to discern between the positive and the negative thoughts that assault our minds daily and learn how to protect ourselves from the negative thoughts.
Satan is out to steal our joy and destroy our faith by planting thoughts of doubt and worry in our minds. When King Saul failed to trust and obey God, he put his faith in his own strength and the Spirit of God left him. He became plagued by a tormenting spirit that gave him thoughts of jealousy and fear, making him obsessed with killing David.
If we place our trust in the Lord, however, He will give us the strength to endure. Isaiah 26:3-4 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” When we focus on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report, we can be assured that the peace of God will protect our hearts and minds from the fear and anxiety of the evil one.
I thank You for this day and cast all my anxieties on You because You care for me. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju