The reality of anxiety

This is our reality. It has always been there. So many of us have been gifted a life with less of it. We have learned to avoid it. Avoiding it meant that we would have to avoid the situations that could cause it. At times, it has been thought that anxiety is sin. God gives us discernment, and I must admit that I have used it to avoid stressful situations; it really is the wise thing to do, because, well, we aren’t supposed to go looking for trouble.

The trivia about all of this is this: what do you do when trouble finds you. This year we have found trouble. Birth pains have come upon many of us like a thief in the night. We can’t avoid this virus, and its affects, other than to do what what we are use to doing, and that could mean that we avoid every situation that causes us to feel the anxiety that we are NOT accustomed to.

This virus is our reality right now and with it will come anxiety. You must forgive yourself for the anxiety that you have experienced. Remember: anxiety is normal in this evil world, and since we live here, we will experience it at times.

Anxiety is something that many of us will experience, but you must remember that anxiety is NOT something we should keep.

Phillipians 4:6-7 (NIV) tells us:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

This passage was not written as a commandment as if you are sinning if you experience anxiety. Anxiety is a reality that many of us will face. Anxiety becomes trouble when it reaches to your heart.

Proverbs 12:25 (NIV) says:

An anxious heart weighs a man down,

You might feel anxiety rise up within you at times, but when you do, if you present that anxiety, and everything surrounding that circumstance, to God with thankfulness, you will experience the peace of God that “transcends all understanding”.

I am so thankful for a loving, understanding God. As these birth pains are experienced around the world, God makes it known to us that we are not forgotten and that his mercy and grace is still here. His mercies endure forever.

Go forth and be blessed my friend.

We need resurrection

I love this picture that my little boy colored. It depicts joy, and a happy day. I want to be in that picture. I want to be at peace and relax in my Father’s arms. It causes me to think of Heaven. In Jesus’ name, I choose Heaven.

There is a lot going on around us. Most of us now understand that there is good and there is evil. What we are witnessing is a battle of good and evil.

We don’t need to talk about who and what is evil. We need to know what is good. The only thing that we can be certain of is that Jesus is good. Those who have chosen evil have also chosen Hell. If they want it so bad, let them have it.

But Jesus will resurrect and I choose Heaven. I chose Jesus, and Jesus is King. Jesus has power over evil. Jesus has resurrection power. It was witnessed with Lazereth and many others. Blind eyes, deaf ears, arms and legs that don’t move, mental illness, cancer, tumors…..Jesus has the power of resurrection.

It is His destiny to resurrect, and we are told by His very own words that we would not only do what He does, but more. It is not what we will do but what Jesus will do through us.

Seek that resurrection power that is available to us through Jesus. If we want our countries to be resurrected, we need to pray and fast petitioning God for his resurrection power to heal and deliver the nations. I am human. I was made this way. But Jesus is King.

Even in my human state, I can petition God, because God is my Father and Jesus is my brother and friend. Repentance sets me right with God. Do this. And let’s join together, North America, and petition God for a full resurrection of these two nations, in Jesus’ name.

We can try to control whatever is going on around us, but it is in the spirit realm that we make a true difference. Jesus is King….nobody else. The government is on His shoulders. It is through Jesus that nations be resurrected. Jesus is King!

Go forth and be blessed, my friends.