Heart Healing: Help For The Fearful And Anxious

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The other day, the Lord gave me some insights which I found very encouraging. Today, I will be sharing these insights along with some additional ones that I gained today. These insights have to do with what fear is as well as how it can be overcome.

I want to first say that I recognize that there are physiological factors and other factors such as trauma that lead to or contribute to anxiety, and I am not here to say that all anxiety is caused by, or only caused by, believing lies. This being said, from my personal experience as a naturally anxious person, and from what I see from God’s word, a lot of anxiety is caused by believing lies. My prayer is that what I am sharing below will provide comfort and inspiration to those of us who are striving to leave the sadness and confusion of fear and bondage and to find our way to happiness and trust: to a beautiful life of peace and freedom.

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3 (KJV)

“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” Isaiah 32:17 (KJV)

“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalms 85:10 (KJV)

“In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.” Isaiah 54:14 (KJV)

I see a repeated correlation between “righteousness” and “peace”. I especially love Isaiah 32:17 which shows that righteousness creates peace, quietness and assurance forever.

Since righteousness is goodness and right doing, and since true goodness, and doing the right things for the right reasons only happens when we are responding to God’s workings in our hearts and lives, we can deduce that part of righteousness is believing God’s truths and trusting that He wants what is best for us.

In Matthew 6:25-34, we are told not to worry about having our temporal needs met, because God already knows what we need and will provide for us.

When the Children of Israel were wandering through the wilderness during the Old Testament times, they frequently struggled, as we often do today, to believe that God would provide for all of their needs, even though He had been doing so all throughout their journeys. The belief or idea that God wouldn’t supply for their needs, or that there was something better than what He was giving them was the lie that brought much anxiety to the children of Israel. Lies enslave us, but the truth sets us free.

Note: The Old Testament books “Exodus”, “Leviticus”, “Numbers”, and “Deuteronomy” talk about the experiences of the Children of Israel as they were wandering through the wilderness on their journey to Canaan.

Two of the phobias I have dealt with in my life have been caused by lies that I began believing. I allowed these lies to grip me with such force that they distorted my sense of reality and led me to behave in maladaptive and compulsive ways which did not bring me the help that my twisted ways of thinking promised me.

I am grateful to have had a great measure of victory over these phobias for many years, and I am grateful that, even at times when I have fallen, I have been able, by God’s grace, to reorient myself to the truths about my situations and to find the freedom that God has for me once again. I confidently believe that God is bringing me to a place where I will have complete victory over all of my phobias. I am grateful that I am most definitely not ruled by them as I once was, and I praise God for what He has done as well as for what He will do for me as I find the complete victories that I need in and through Him.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (KJV)

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 (KJV)

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8 (KJV)

God is good. I know from experience that righteousnesss, which includes believing God’s truths and trusting in the fact that He wants what is best for us, brings freedom. Lies enslave us, but the truth sets us free.

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father, for your love and kindness towards us. Please forgive us for walking in our own ways and distrusting Your love and faithfulness towards us. Please help us to learn Your truths about life and about our individual situations, and please help us to walk in Your loving and healing ways; please help us to believe that You always want what is best for us, and that You have promised to supply our needs. Please help us to trust that You know what our true needs are. Thank you for Your love.

In Jesus’ Name Amen

Published by loveddaughter23

I’m just a young lady who is journeying through life with Jesus. I have much to learn and unlearn and I’m so grateful to be able to be guided by God in my growing process. I desire to learn and grow forever. May I never find a complacent, stopping point! As long as I continue to humbly walk with God, I will forever be His work in progress (adapted from the "About" page on my blog learnandgrow4ever.com).

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