Saturday, January 8, 2011

Redirecting anxitey into something that builds spiritual growth

When anxiety hits turn it into an opportunity to grow in two different areas of your Christian walk. With the proper mindset, anxiety can stimulate you to grow in obedience and in  prayer.

Obedience brings peace

One solution to restoring peace is to increase your obedience. Lets look at that in Psalm 119:165
  165 Those who love Your law have great peace,
         And nothing causes them to stumble. 

In this Psalm we see a direct connection between obedience and great peace.  Feeling anxious? Want to have peace restored?  Then seek peace through increased obedience.

Prayer also brings peace.

Another solution to restoring peace is making a choice to pray. Lets take a look at that in Philippians 4:6-7
 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Feeling anxious? Want to have peace restored?  Then seek peace through prayer.

So use prayer and obedience as two powerful solutions to quiet your soul.( note: This is not a comprehensive teaching and  it is not intended to be a substitute for Christian counseling or Doctor directed medicines )

Scripture quotations taken from the "NASB" ( )

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