Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.
In Proverbs 12:25, the scripture says good word makes a heart glad, and a child of God’s heart should be happy indeed. Sadly, too many Christians are anxious. Is worshipping the Lord and yet living with anxiety foolishness? The beginning of wisdom starts when you start to fear the Lord. Fearing God is acknowledging He is Lord Almighty, the Creator of all things and the provider of everything. Anxiety is doubt; anxiety is fear but not the kind of fear the Lord wants. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, so if we doubt that He cares or provides, He is not our God. So that is a significant reason why a person is anxious. Their faith in God is weak, and their self-esteem is fragile. Their livelihood is dim, and their spirituality is dismal. Returning to the Lord, trusting in His word, is the only remedy. On the tough days, I would repeat the first verse of Psalms 23; The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. I would remember the gospel message: the Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want; he will provide me with whatever I need. If He doesn’t give it to me, maybe He knows I don’t need it or give it to me later. So that is why I always remember what King David wrote In Psalm 23 when I have anxiety. Jesus said in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that with all the wealth King Solomon had, God made the flowers of the field way more beautiful than all the royal garments Solomon wore. Not only that, God feeds the birds of the sky, but God loves you and me more. So if we worry, we are foolish of little faith.
Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a day to his life’s span? 26 Therefore if you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about the other things? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither labor nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Relationships with family and friends are good, and even co-workers. All those help with anxiety but fall short of having a relationship with God. King David wrote Psalm 23 in Hebrew, so Jehovah Rohi is written there. Similar to Jehovah Jireh, which is written in Genesis 22; 14. Jehovah Rohi is a good providing shepherd when we worship the Lord properly as Abraham and David did. King Solomon, who wrote the book of Proverbs, even with all his wealth, was not dressed as the flowers of the field or ate as well as birds of the air. Yet they do not experience any anxiety, but God cares for you and me even more than the flowers of the field and birds of the air, so it is very foolish for those who believe in the Lord to have anxiety unless you and I are of little faith. Is the Lord your Shepherd, Jehovah Rohi, and do His goodness and mercy follow you all your life? Or are you full of anxiety? Does gloom and doom follow you all the days of your life? Your happy heart or your anxious heart will tell on you. God bless you all; Jehovah Rohi loves you, and so do I: his humble bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Psalm 94:17 If the Lord had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the land of silence. 18 If I should say, “My foot has slipped,” Your faithfulness, Lord, will support me. 19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comfort delights my soul.
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