The elephant in the room is “Anxiety “
Around 20 years ago I was on anti-depressants as a minor. I was a struggling unsaved teen mourning the losses of several people I loved dearly. I was needing a savior who I was yet to meet. I remember how numb I felt. Thats all I felt. It takes my husband to tell you what happened that week because I literally have no recollection of it. I was like a zombie. He said after a week he caught me before I took my meds. He said I was starting to talk in a dark way. The meds were making feel suicidal and irrelevant. Then he stepped in as my boyfriend at the time and protected me from being a vessel for satan’s agenda to destroy my life. Fast forward until now to the very second you pressed play and I attempted to encourage every lady to denounce anxiety. Anxiety has become so engrained in our culture and Christian living that is almost mocks the scriptures.
Scripture(s)do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6 ESV
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
The Bible is clear. This week I found myself under the onslaught of the attacks of satan due to me taking a more active role to get healthy. I was consistently working out before but it was time to challenge myself to get pass the things that were holding me back. I needed to be challenged more. I need to becasting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV
How could I be ignoring so many scriptures that would free me?
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 ESV
So here are more scriptures that will let you go free instead stay in torment. Satan has been pulling out all the stops but God is all powerful and anxiety can be denounced today if we choose to engage in good warfare against him erasing anxiety from being named amongst us as women of God.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with torment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18 ESV
Here we go with more scriptural encouragement.
If I forgot to mention you will need a pen and paper to write down these scriptures as we go over them. They will be needed to be victorious.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27 ESV
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 ESV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13 ESV
And these hang in there we are working through them.Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8 ESV
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 ESV
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:29 ESV
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:14 ESV
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psalm 23:3 ESV
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 ESV
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55:22 ESV
Stagnant cells are non-circulation of a cell. Stopping the motion of cell causes it to start to die.This event makes it more likely to attract more cells to it. When it is activated it then starts bumping up against other cells. If you could picture my nerdy illustration it looks like they are fighting each other. On the contrary. They are really forcing the other cells out of inactivity and into action/motion.
This is what this message is for. It is written in hopes of knocking loose those paralyzed from Stagnant/decaying cells ridden with anxiety, discouragement, worry, fear, what if’s, I can’t, and no not me mentalities. Let’s trust God to pry open our grip on the anxieties we hold dear to and the things that steal, kill, and destroy precious things in our lives. We saldly think we are thinking up these things but we are really listening to the lies of satan instead. When we do that we allow satan to convince us to protect the poison instead of lay each thing at Christ’s feet trusting His Word fully. Allowing Christ to heal us riding us of things that haunt us inside. You are not alone. Will you go free today? Will you address the elephant in the room? God is Bigger than this too! Remember to trust God Cry Repeat.