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.

3 Bible Verses That Will Make you Stronger as a Woman

I firmly believe that every woman must know who she is and where she is going. In my years as a woman who serves the Lord I have learned that I must fix my eyes on Jesus and see myself as He sees me. In addition, I must desire the dreams of God in my life. We want all that in some way, right? Today I want to share 5 Bible verses that will make you stronger as a woman. That will help you to achieve God’s dreams in your life.

3 bible verses that will make you stronger as a woman

3 Bible Verses That Will Make you Stronger as a Woman

I want you to know that each of these verses will help you to be a strong woman, but not like Wonder Woman or anything like that. A woman who seeks the wisdom, direction and dependence of God receives the strength of a wild ox as the word says to face any crisis, trial and storm.

  • JAMES 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, he is to ask of God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him.

Every woman need to ask God (who is able to give us always) wisdom.  The wisdom which may be had by asking “in faith” is not intellectual knowledge or philosophical speculation, but spiritual understanding of the purpose of trials. (New Spirit Filled Life Bible).  We needs God wisdom for decision making and for discernment.

  • ESTHER 4:14

…And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

Maybe you’ll say “what does Esther have to do with me?” Really a lot. I’m fascinated by the story of Esther in the Bible. Personally this story ministers a lot about my processes and the purpose of God in my life. Esther when she became queen never thought that God had a great purpose with her: to intercede for freedom for her people from death. What a big and important task! Right?

On her shoulders was a great responsibility and she very wisely carried it out following the plan of God. She decided to pray and fast to seek God’s direction in the event. You see? A woman who is strong always, and I say will always seek the guidance and direction of God in EVERYTHING!

  • GENESIS 45:4-5

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they approached him. And he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.  Now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to save life and preserve our family.

Don’t you cry every time you read the story of Joseph? I do! – It’s one of the most encouraging and moving stories in the bible.  As you know Joseph was thrown the cistern, sold by his brothers, was a slave, and was in jail (read the whole story here).  The picture did not look very encouraging for Joseph. But in this verse we can see that despite the processes in his life (difficult) Joseph did not lose his identity and knew to recognize for what God had raised him.

A woman who recognizes her identity and who is in God will never allow the difficult processes of life to change that identity and the dreams of God in her. On the contrary, she will wait on God until the fulfillment of His purpose on her.

This verse teaches us the power of forgiveness and we women are emotional. We must be careful with the wounds of the heart and allow God to heal all our wounds. Forgiveness gives you power and authority and frees you completely. This will make you a strong woman in God. Do not let pass the opportunity to forgive when it is God’s perfect time to do it.

Finally,  Be a woman like Mary (Martha’s sister) who sat at the feet of her Master to receive from Him that vital and important part that says the word will NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER.  Intimacy with God makes us stronger every day.  We have multiple hats in life and many responsibilities, but we must discern what things are really a priority, and our relationship with God for sure, it is!

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How To Replace Fear With Faith In Your Life

The word says in Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is impossible to please God. Many times we face daily situations that cause us fear. We have all experienced fear. However, the word tells us that perfect love casts out fear. So we have a way to replace fear with faith. A faith that pleases God. Let’s walk this journey!

How to replace fear with faith in your life

How to replace fear with faith in your life

Las week I started reading a book called “Women Who Move Mountains” by Sue Detweiler. An excellent book, which while reading it, it was confronting my inner being. Many questions began to emerge from me about my faith, my fears, and where my confidence in the difficult moments was really grounded.

In one of the chapters she shares that whenever we make the decision to trust God fully, it is when we change or replace our fear with faith.  Not only in some moment or situations, but everyday!

The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines faith as:

A constant outlook of trust towards God, whereby human beings abandon all reliance on their own efforts and put their full confidence in him, his word and his promises.

Our moments of greatest fear may be the opportunities for God to manifest His power and His glory in us and for our faith to be strengthened and to take root in God alone. We can not overcome fear if we trust in ourselves or in man. We can only replace fear by relying fully on God’s promises, provision, and care for us.

Praying is a key for replacing fear with faith

Each time you feel fear in a situation, pray to God confidently knowing that He will give you a solution to your problem. But you must trust in his provision. Remember that God has full knowledge of your past, present and future and knows what is best for you. In this way we can place our trust in the one who knows everything about us and sees the path we are going to follow first than ourselves.

Are you prepared today to replace your fear for faith? What situation should you put today in prayer before God? Are you walking in faith? 

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How obedience will lead you to a victory

I believe that one of the things we can learn from our childhood is to be obedient to our parents and follow instructions. At the same time, two things are totally difficult to do, but they are possible to achieve if we propose it. Throughout my life I have been obedient and disobedient, I have followed instructions and I have not followed instructions. We’ve all done it, right?

How obedience will lead you to a victory

Making the right decision to be obedient and follow God’s instructions will lead to great victories. In the Bible there is a story (one of my favorites) in which God clearly shows that He does give instructions that can lead us to secure victory.

In chapter 6 of the book of Joshua, we see how God leads his people to conquer Jericho. A walled city, which without the help and guidance of God could not have been conquered for sure!

God gives clear and very specific instructions to Joshua on how to conquer this city. You can read all the details here. One of the instructions given by God to Joshua was:

“You shall not shout [the battle cry] nor let your voice be heard nor let a word come out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!”

That was a moment of waiting. It was a clear instruction to make no noise until notified. It was part of the plan. And to fail or disobey in this instruction of God could cost them the conquest of a city, which God said that he had given this city into their hands.

How many times have we waited on God, obediently following his instructions? Honestly, I know I’ve lost battles for not waiting. I’ve lost battles for not following the instructions.

Is it impatience? Will it be despair? Do we want to take control? Will we have no faith? Do we not trust in God’s plan?

None of them are excuses for not being obedient, when we know that in obedience there is blessing. If we know that God has given us something in our hands, and tells us to follow some instructions, we must follow them in order to obtain what He promised to us.

Are you in the moment of waiting on the Lord? Is God asking you to do something while you wait? Are you being obedient?

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How To Make The Best Use Of A Prayer Journal

Throughout the years I have always liked to keep and write reflections in notebooks. I never had a diary, but I have been writing about special moments and not so good throughout my life. Several years ago I decided to buy a few notebooks to write down my prayers, among other things. Understanding that it is necessary to keep a record of those constant prayers in which we wait patiently for a response from God.  Today, I want to share with you how we can (according to my experience) make the best use of a prayer journal.  

How to make the best use of a prayer journal

First, one of the best uses we can give a prayer journal is to keep a record of our prayers. When we set our hearts to pray sometimes for multiple requests, we can forget what we have prayed for. Writing our prayers is the first thing we should do.

Second, maintaining a record of answered prayers is one of the uses for our prayer journal. Many times we are in public places, in the church or any other place and because there are no limits to God, He can speak to us and answer our prayers at any moment. We must write it down.

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If you are a prayer person, you have already experienced the request of prayers from others around you. In my prayer journal, I have a section where I write down those prayer requests that people make me daily.  So I do not forget any of them as I’m compromising myself to pray for them.

Also, we can take in our prayer journal those victories that God has given us through prayer. We can include a section of worship, praise and give thanks to God for all of them.

All of these methods or practices have helped me to make good and best use of my prayer journal. I’m still learning in the process. This is not about perfection but about a relationship with God.

I have created a free printable prayer journal for all my subscribers! – If you subscribe to receive the posts of my blog you will receive in your inbox a free beautiful PRAYER JOURNAL that includes:

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  • Psalm 138:8 Scripture Print (perfect for your prayer room)
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