Anxiety is a feeling which has been common among every human being at some point of their life. Feeling restless or tense at a particular time period or at a particular incident is a preventive response from our brain as you can be more alert and ready for action. Researchers have found that people with anxiety are actually better at responding to threats than people without anxiety, since their brains process threats more efficiently. This has positive effects: As one study showed, people who have anxiety actually do avoid fatal accidents more than people without anxiety.1
It is true that anxiety has one common trigger to help us to be alert in situations, but at the same time, over anxiety can lead you to low-self esteem and poor self confidence.
Putting people in anxiety and keeping them to continue to be in worries is a great plot by Satan. Satan keeps people worrying and makes them too anxious. Understand, the “Present” is the precious gift from God where you should be joyous for His grace. Anxiety takes out the present and forces us to live in a troubled past or expected future where we don’t have any control.
Practically it may not be possible to keep our cool in all situations, but as a child of God we can put anxiety under control with just simple thought as “God (our father in Heaven) is in control”. Most of the time anxiety will occur when we expect some terrible things on our future road.
One day Jesus Christ along with His disciples were sailing through the sea of Galilee when they went into an unexpected storm. All disciples were panicked and anxious, but Jesus was sleeping. Completely two different approaches while facing the same storm. Most of them were panicking, but Jesus was facing it calmly. Reason is very simple: Jesus knows that He is the Son of God and that He is yet to finish His ministry. Others forget about who they are and with whom they are sailing.
The Bible reminds us not to be anxious:
As Christian, we too face storms, challenges and uncertainties on our way. But remember, God who created the whole universe with His single word is with us and we are His Children. We are safe under His wings. Nothing can happen without His permission and there He keeps a provision to overcome the situation
Nothing can happen without God’s permission as we travel along life’s journey. This is grounded in scripture. Study the life of Job and his experiences. Satan, himself, is shown to be limited only to what God gives him ‘permission’ to do (Job 1:6,12; 2:6). Another example of this is in John 19:11 where Jesus tells Pilate, “You would have no authority against me, if it were not having been given you from above….”.
Nobody in authority, or ruler of any country, can carry out any decision or policy they have made unless God gives them ‘permission’ to do so. “Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word” (Proverbs 16:1). Whatever circumstances we may find ourselves in, God not only allowed it, but also engineered it for his divine purpose.!!2
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