How to replace anxiety with peace.

Anxiety is a feeling and it's very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it's not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let's learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

Anxiety is a feeling and it’s very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it’s not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let’s learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

The word of God says in Philipians 4:6

Do not be anxious or worried about ANYTHING,

Anxiety is the equivalent of not trusting God. And in this verse we are called to not be worried about any thing. Nothing should be worrying us. Now, all the circumstances around us can lead us to that state if we don’t take care of it. When Paul says “anything” he means nothing without restrictions, no possibilities, no spaces, NOTHING!

Then, how we can replace or exchange the anxiety that invades us sometimes with a state of peace? The bible says that it is possible and give us a way. Philippians 4:6 says again:

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6 AMP

How we do it?

We come to presence of God with prayer (that is our way of communicating with God, vital part of our relationship with Him). We express our petitions accompanied of thanksgiving (that is our way of asking God for His will to be done in us). Then, we make our requests known to God in a specific way.

All of this is part of an active life of prayer, we speak… We express… We make requests… We give thanks. This provides to us an outlet for anxiety. We liberated ourselves, we left the heavy burden that from the beginning we should not have carried. And instead of this, we receive peace that surpasses everything. Even if you are in the middle of the storm.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

May this be a way for all us who are in Christ to replace anxiety with the marvelous peace that ONLY God gives us.

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Anxiety is a feeling and it's very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it's not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let's learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

Lead me in the Everlasting Way

Its 3:06 am and while I should be sleeping, I am here meditating in God’s word. Have you been talking to God recently? You know, sometimes the circumstances around us drained us, misleading us to other places rather than God’s presence. The way of the Lord is best, the guidance and lead of God in our lives is necessary. And, for that there must be a relationship with Him.

Its 3:06 am and while I should be sleeping, I am here meditating in God’s word. Have you been talking to God recently? You know, sometimes the circumstances around us drained us, misleading us to other places rather than God’s presence. The way of the Lord is best, the guidance and lead of God in our lives is necessary. And, for that there must be a relationship with Him.

More than writing a post about a review, or about things I like, or about a few bible verses we should read, I’m here writing about some encouragement for you, because I have been encouraged by Him. Behind every blog there is a human being writing content to uplift others. That person also need some lifting up too.

While I was reading the book of Psalms I went directly to Psalms 139. A Psalm of David about God’s omniscience and omnipresence. It’s a powerful psalm about how God formed us, knows us, cares about us and lead us in the right path, because He already knows everything.

O Lord , you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.
PSALM 139:1‭-‬2 AMP

Knowing and internalizing that God knows everything about gives me peace. Gives me rest. Gives me a real and clear understanding about God’s character. I know that if you read this Psalm right now, you will receive peace. And even, your thoughts about yourself can change drastically. Because if there still a small amount of doubt about our existence and purpose in this life, clearly and powerfully that doubt will go away.

For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
PSALM 139:13 AMP

If you need to rest, seek God. If you need answers, seek God. If you need guidance, seek God. If you need Him to take the lead in your life once and for all, seek God. Let God lead you in His ways, His everlasting way as David asked Him. All you have to do is seek, ask, knock and believe

“Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP),
Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation
Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org”

5 Bible Verses to remember this Christmas

Christmas time can be overwhelming and sometimes with the hurry of the season, the gifts, the family reunion, all the planning and preparation we can end the day exhausted. I have been there. Christmas is something, and sometimes peace is not exactly what some people live during the holidays. We must remember the reason for the season and rest in the promises of God also during Christmas.

The bible, the book that contains the Word of God, the alive and effective Word for all of us, gives us 5 bible verses that will help us rest, receive new strengths and continue the journey. HERE there are 5 bible verses that you and I must remember this Christmas.

Christmas time can be overwhelming and sometimes with the hurry of the season, the gifts, the family reunion, all the planning and preparation we can end the day exhausted. I have been there. Christmas is something, and sometimes peace is not exactly what some people live during the holidays. We must remember the reason for the season and rest in the promises of God also during Christmas.

The bible, the book that contains the Word of God, the alive and effective Word for all of us, gives us 5 bible verses that will help us rest, receive new strengths and continue the journey. HERE there are 5 bible verses that you and I must remember this Christmas.

1. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose–I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
PHILIPPIANS 4:13 AMP

2. He gives strength to the weary, And to him who has no might He increases power.
ISAIAH 40:29 AMP

3. ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
ISAIAH 41:10 AMP

4. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].
1 CHRONICLES 16:11 AMP

5. The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield; My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.
PSALM 28:7 AMP

There is no better place we can be this holiday season than in the presence of God. Seeking his strength, his guidance, resting in Him and praising his name. Christmas time is an amazing time, but the time with God is vital to really enjoy the season.

Look for his face, seek him always, praise him every moment!

“Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP),
Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation
Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org”

3 verses about prayer you should know

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Prayer is the way we communicate with God.  Is the platform where we ask God to fullfil our needs.  Is how we claim God to set us free from our enemies.  Today, I want to share with you 3 of my favorite verses about prayer.  This verses guide us to be more effective in prayer.  Let’s see!

3 verses about prayer you should know

1. Matthew 6:9-13 says:

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come, Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.  ‘Give us this day our daily bread. ‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors letting go of both the wrong and the resentment.  ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’

In this verse we can see how Jesus taught his disciples about how to pray.  This is an example for us too!  We learn from this that we don’t only express our feelings and needs in our prayers, but that we must pray asking for the will of God to be manifested in our lives.

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Prayer, receive and faith (Bible Journaling by Tayrina Gonzalez)

2. Matthew 21:22 says:

And whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you will receive.

3. Mark 11:24 says:

 For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.

This lead us to ask ourselves, what are the true motives of our prayer? Are we praying following our own desires or are we looking for the will of God? – We must pray asking for the will of God to be revealed and manifested to us.  Including, praying believing that the purpose of God will be completed in us.

We must pray in accordance to God’s will and purpose.  These 3 verses give us a correct view and focus about how we should pray.  God takes care of us and knows every need we have, let’s take our time to pray for God’s will to be done in earth as it is in heaven.

 

All bible verses used are from the Amplified Version.  Looking for Bible Journaling? See more here! / I’m sharing this post at: Testimony Tuesday & Purposeful Faith