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 understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 -7 New King James Version (NKJV)
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! If only I could just get rid of having to make decisions…
What should I eat? What time should I wake up? How should I deal with this situation? Should I apply for this job? Should I go here or there? The questions never cease; therefore the decisions are endless.
Every time I have to make a decision I am filled with anxiety. “How do I know this is the will of God?” - is always the “staller” question. I know that the Bible Says, “Be Patient” “Wait” “Be of good courage”, but how can I when there is no pause button on life?
Today, as I waited anxiously for an important call, my heart raced, cold sweat dripped from my forehead, I was restless and dizzy . Did God tell me to submit my resume? Did God say to take this call? Is it time to move on? – These were the questions I mulled over as I waited.
I needed to calm down. I needed to talk to God. I found a quiet place and said a short prayer, “Lord, why is it that when I need you, I can’t hear you? Why don’t you answer when I call?”
His response was, “Daughter, I have spoken.” What in the world did he mean? As not to be a spoiled brat, I didn’t ask for further explanation, but went back in my mind. As I remembered every prophetic encounter, Stand on the word of God was the main theme.
Stand on the Word…what word?
The Psalmist explains in Psalm 119 that he hid the word of God in his heart so that he would not sin against God. If I could recall every God inspired WORD that I read, every prophetic WORD received and every encouraging WORD spoken. If I could remember that the WORD of God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8) and that every WORD from God proves true (Proverbs 30:5a) then, I could defeat anxiety.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
I encourage you as I encourage myself:
Why worry when you can stand on Matthew 6:25
Why be nervous when you can stand on Proverbs 3: 5-6
Why be uncertain when you have 1 Thessalonians 5:24 to stand on.
Today we can make a conscious decision to trust in the WORD of God, lean not on our own understanding, stand still, relax and let the Lord fight our battles.
God-Ordained Decisions produce permanent God-Predestined Results. Isaiah 55:11 states so is my WORD that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Stand on that WORD.