I am not anxiety. Anxiety does not define me. My relationship with God the Father defines me.
~”Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”~1 Peter 5:7, NIV~
Yesterday, I went to a pool with my Sunday School class. It was very calming and peaceful for me as I put my feet in the pool and reflected on the goodness of God in my life. I talked with my friends, who came to this gathering at the pool, and enjoyed the time and fellowship that I spent with them. This was very therapeutic for me. 🙂
It felt freeing for me to be able to relax and enjoy myself with my Sunday School class members rather than remain in my bedroom and pity myself over things that did not matter (what others thought of me, my finances, and MAINLY my anxiety that kept me in bondage……until June 30, 2018). 🙂
You see, dear reader, anxiety is what hindered me from being able to enjoy my relationships with the Body of Christ and people that matter, such as my family. Anxiety kept me enslaved to fear, which was the root cause of my anxiety. Anxiety kept me depressed. Anxiety caused me to cry……so I chose to cry out to Jesus.
Every tear that I cried was not in vain. All of the times I stay shut in my room in prayer with Jesus mattered deeply to God. He sees, He knows, and He felt my pain.
Jesus’ pain that He endured on the cross is my hope. Every nail that pierced straight through his hands was for the anxiety I felt. Every nail that pierced straight through his feet was to keep me from running into anxiety and into myself. The thorns on His head were meant for me to keep me from thinking untrue thoughts about myself and to think pure thoughts instead so that I keep myself focused on the One who died for me: Jesus. This was why God sent Jesus to die for me and my anxiety. The sacrificial act of Jesus’ death on the cross was for my ultimate best.
At the resurrection, Jesus not only overcame death and its sting: He overcame anxiety and because of this Truth, I overcame anxiety too. I nail anxiety to the cross today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I put anxiety to death, in the Name of Jesus Christ today. Anxiety no longer has a place in my life moving forward, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Anxiety is dead, in the Name of Jesus Christ. And now, I am free because who Jesus sets free is free indeed. 🙂
~”…If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:31-32, 36, ESV~
I am free. I am free from anxiety, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I now want to pray that Jesus will free you from anxiety too so that you too can experience the ultimate healing that is found in having a relationship with Him. Let us pray! 🙂 :
Thank You for the death and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that it is significant in the role it played in my life and in the role that it plays in each of these readers’ lives today. Thank You that that every reader is special in the way that You created him or her. Thank You that every reader is precious to You and that he or she matters very much to You. I pray that through the power of the blood that is found in Jesus Christ that every reader will overcome anxiety today. Do not let anxiety have any place in each of these readers anymore. Do not let anxiety define how each of these readers relate to others and those who matter to them, including themselves. I pray that You will send Jesus in the Way that You sent Him to die for me to let each of these readers know that Your Son already overcame anxiety and that it is because of this Truth that anxiety is dead. I declare that anxiety no longer has a place in any of these readers anymore and that love, joy, peace, and every fruit of Your Holy Spirit will flow forth freely from each of these readers today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you dear reader! Jesus loves you! ❤