“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1
We are living in a time today where information can be found and obtained from almost anywhere, with everyone having the right to publish their reports/information to the world without giving the receiver the opportunity to fact check. The main question is how do we know whether this information is indeed correct? The answer is we do not. This is because for all we can vouch for this could be tale concocted to influence our reactions.
I am almost certain that at some point in our lives we have experienced some time of anxiety. According to the Oxford dictionary the word anxiety means “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.” The first question you should ask yourself is; what has caused the anxiety in the first place? hasn’t it been generated by an acceptance of information from a ‘trusted’ source? Maybe this could also be a good time to note whether the anxiety ever paid off as a benefit to your life.
“Maybe this could also be a good time to note whether the anxiety ever paid off as a benefit to your life.”
I bring this to your attention simply because at times we believe certain things without actually considering the only book that actually states that it contains The Truth. Yes ladies and gentlemen I am talking about the Holy Bible. In Philippians 4:6 it says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God“. Here is clearly says we shouldn’t be anxious about anything but in every situation we should approach and submit it to God. This was what drove my main point as to what benefit you had received for being anxious.
This is not to disprove the fact that we go through situations that may pose a threat. However at times such as these we have two options 1) to believe the stories we hear about people in similar situations or 2) To believe the word of God when it says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6. This clearly tells us to submit our fears, uncertainties and worries to God and He will make our paths straight. Notice how it mentions that we have an understanding, which means that the way we may see a situation may not actually be correct, and thus we shouldn’t be quick to trust it. My final question would be; have you ever submitted your worries to God? if not then who else do you trust them with?