Do you worry about things that can kill your body?
Who doesn’t, right? There’s Ebola, influenza, and even Measles! What’s not to worry about?
And sometimes I actually worry about worrying. Have you been there too?
It can get a little ridiculous, but there is good news!
All that stuff we are worrying about can’t really kill us. Not even if it tried. Not even if all those things that keep us up at night were thrown at us all at once.
Because the things we are afraid of can’t kill us — at least not in the physical sense.
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (John 6:63)
So that’s the good news. But the bad news is that the fear we are letting into our heart actually can kill us. It can choke off our relationship with God so fast that our spirit is left gasping for air.
But take heart!
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
And lesson number one in embracing that spirit of power, love, and sound mind is to realize we can’t get rid of this nagging fear all by ourselves.
Don’t you think if we could, we would have already?
We can’t! That’s just a fact of life.
But that’s okay. We shouldn’t even try. Because we have this awesome, amazing God who is standing at the ready, waiting to help us.
His belt is loaded with all the spiritual blessings He has to offer us. He is just waiting for us to ask for them. Then He can start pouring them out upon our hearts.
So, ladies, lets start asking! Let’s start crying out to God like a person who is DROWNING! Because aren’t we drowning in all this anxiety?!
God, please reach your hand out to us. Please save us from this anxiety that plagues our hearts and threatens our life. Amen.