Faith That Moves Mountains & Causes Anxiety To Flee
“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.” Psalm 37:8 (NKJV)
“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 (NKJV)
A few years ago, I was convicted of my tendency to worry. God revealed that my anxiety was a lack of faith. My heart was greatly grieved at this light bulb moment. Sorrow filled my heart for having wounded my Savior, for I was not trusting Him or believing in all His true and faithful promises. These promises tell of how He will lead, guide, protect, love, and provide. I was not trusting in His awesome power and strength.
The fact of the matter is that God COMMANDS us to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6(NKJV) If I knew this verse, and I did, I was then walking in disobedience. God knew of my weakness and fears, after all… He did knit me together and design my very being. But still, He expected me to work on my faults and sin areas. It was not enough to simply acknowledge I had wounded my Savoir. He expected action on my part.
It is in the refiner’s fire that I was placed, to be tested and purified. My lack of faith, made evident by my constant worry, needed refining. With each new trial, I was expected to faithfully trust in His compassion, love, and wisdom. I made an effort to consistently and prayerfully offer up my petitions for help and then….. leave them at His feet. That’s right; leave them so that they did not hinder my work for Him.
My habit of worry is….
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