Stressed? Anxious? Here’s a great ANSWER !

Aren’t you thankful as a Christian to have the peace of knowing that whatever may come into your life, you will be just fine ?  Recently my wife and I were chatting with a couple we have been ministering to for years. They are as yet unsaved and they were telling us about a trip they will be taking soon which involves flying over the ocean.  She is VERY anxious about the trip and so she joked that prior to the flight she would be extra “medicated” until she landed !   But we tried to assure her and alleviate her anxiety from a Christian standpoint.

Those feelings of anxiety you face or those you know face can be dealt with properly by faith in the precious promises of God. As Jesus stood with His disciples after His resurrection and commanded them to go into all the world and make disciples He knew their hearts.  It is not a stretch at all to figure they must have had some VERY anxious thoughts for when He told them to take the gospel to Jerusalem, that was the very place He had been crucified !  When He asked them to publish the good news to Samaria, it was these people who had such great animosity for Jews !  And when He finally required they convey the news of salvation to the rest of the world (which was then the Roman empire basically) the Gentiles were not exactly known to be sympathetic either !

But the Lord accompanied in the Matthew account something He often does elsewhere in Scripture when He knew His commands to His disciples caused them a great measure of alarm: He mentioned His presence with them !  Note what He says as recorded in Matt.28:20, “. . . and lo, I AM with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
Whatever worries, fears, anxieties you may feel about anything (a trip, a person, a trial, etc.) remember and BELIEVE that as a child of God YOU have the abiding presence of God. He IS with YOU !!  He loves you and will NEVER forsake YOU (Dt.31:6).  He promises to be with you through whatever you may find yourself going through, don’t try to handle it alone for that will only increase you stress, rest in His presence !!

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