Thursday, October 26 2017
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25
"I can't sleep", " my mind won't stop racing"," I feel like I am going crazy". Does this sound like your world? Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression. Anxiety has a voice and it speaks loud, distorting and confusing your world. When anxiety is present it is the most horrible feeling because you can't control the things going on around you. When anxiety is present the problems around you are magnified and you begin to believe they are controlling your world and you are out of control. The natural response is to try to control your world; for some through repetition such as hand washing, obsessive compulsive traits, for others it is drugs and alcohol and others, medication. There is no peace...all you want is some peace. This is why depression comes...that sense that you can't control this and your life is over. Suicide becomes a thought that begins to take root, all you want is some peace.
For many years I dealt with this problem in my life. I grew up in a very chaotic household. I had a mother who would fly into a rage at the drop of a hat. That rage usually was directed toward me. She is a beautiful woman but had been tormented her whole life and never developed coping skills to deal with all the stresses of life. When she began to have her own children we learned the same coping skills that she had learned throughout her life. For many medication seems to be the only thing that can temper the anxiety that arises as a result. I tried desperately to control my world.
This might sound elementary in its approach but it is the life changing principle for anxiety. For the Christian anxiety is something that we have the antedote for. Anxiety is rooted in FEAR. FEAR is a spirit. It has torment and it is meant to keep you in bondage. The bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind. If FEAR is the root cause of anxiety and anxiety leads to depression then we must understand that it is a spirit that keeps you bound.
The first step to overcoming anxiety is to realize it is rooted in fear and to begin to take steps by building your spirit stronger. Feed upon the word of God, listen to teaching about faith and pray. Basic Christian disciplines daily. Learn what the blood of Jesus did for you. We have been given all authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions. We are seated in Christ in heavenly places FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, POWERS, MIGHT, AND DOMINIONS (Eph 1:21). We rule and reign in this life by one Christ Jesus (Romans 5:17). Without really understanding what the blood of Jesus paid for us we will never really walk in the power to overcome FEAR. You can be free from anxiety and fear. The blood of Jesus has set you free; take your authority over that tormenting spirit and stop agreeing with the voices that are talking to you that are contrary to what the blood purchased. Where you now see fear all around you...you will begin to see things through the eyes of peace. It is amazing to me how beautiful this world is around us through the eyes of peace and how fear has torment. No matter where we are at we see life through the lense of anxiety and fear and life is distorted. Begin to agree with what the blood of Jesus did for you. Proverbs 12:14 says "A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth". Your words matter. What you agree with matters. Oh...how the enemy hates it when he is found out and you begin to agree with who you are in Christ and what he paid for you rather then believing the lie that your life is over and you can't get free. It is a lie from the pit of hell. It does not matter what you have gone through in your life...the blood covers that and you are FREE from its torment. No amount of "counseling" can do that. You can spend years receiving counseling and going back and hashing over the wrongful things done to you in your childhood or you can begin to arise in who you are in Christ through the precious blood of Jesus and begin seeing those tormenting thoughts and memories be completely erased from your life. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful...John 14:27
I pray for the spirit of revelation to come to you and begin to reveal the heart of the Father to you, for you to really SEE for the first time what the blood paid for you and for you to rise up in your authority that the blood gave you and tread upon those serpents and scorpions. The only place they have in your life is the place you give them. Agree with God's word over your life and see who you REALLY are...not what the enemy has convinced you through FEAR you are. If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior you will not walk in peace. You need to understand that God the Father loved you so much he sent his son to die on the cross for you to give you this peace. His blood was shed to give you the victory over this darkness and torment in your life. Repent, turn from your sins, receive what Christ did for you and you shall be saved. No medication can give you that peace...no amount of counseling can give you that peace. Only Christ and His blood is the remedy.