I lift my eyes to the heavens from where my help comes from….
Anxiety and Depression are all rooted in fear and are based on self. With that said, we have a way out of this every time!
2 Corinthians 10:3-5: “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
We need to be careful what thoughts we let into our minds, which thoughts we are meditating on and pondering. Only those that line up with the Word should be allowed in.*
I’ve had to train myself to consciously recognize when those agonizing thoughts are there and cut them out like a bad spot on an apple. The rot spreads and ruins the whole fruit. Why on earth do we want these life-ruining vain imaginations to capture our minds anyway?
We have choices in life. We are the ones who choose life and death by our words, our actions….our thoughts.
I hate to use the pandemic in this article; mostly because it seems to have overtaken every website, every home, every business–in one way or another. BUT, I feel I must because of the amount of people who need to be set free from fear and depression because of the oppression the enemy is trying to place over people’s lives since this started.
So, I know it may be hard to think of the pandemic as a spiritual battle when there are so many physical problems associated with it. Let me redirect your thinking. The enemy has a temporary access to this world, daily wreaking havoc in the lives of people who allow it. yes, I said “allow it”. Here’s where the spiritual realm comes in. If you dwell in self-pity, depression, and/or are dealing with varying levels of anxiety, your own thoughts and words are giving the devil access—an inroad into your life. This can be stopped by believing in the Word of God and His promises. He loves us and has sent His son Jesus to set us free from the law of sin and death. So, Jesus DID come and die for our sins and promises us eternal salvation, the healing of the nations, and has shown us his healing directly in our lives through deliverance and His redeeming power because of the blood of Jesus.
The beauty of trusting God and speaking his Word is that we don’t have to live in fear anymore. Virus? what virus? It can’t harm me or my family! By our words, I believe we can downgrade the ridiculous thing.
My main point is that we are God-made-overcomers. He overcame death and hell. The same spirit who dwells in you and me is the same spirit who conquered death and hell. You hear this? You are an overcomer! Believe it. Get it into your heart; deep into your heart—a seed planted that will sprout healing. Amen!
God, forgive me of my sins. I believe you sent your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I cast all my fears before you and now rejoice in the hope of eternal life with You. My life now belongs to you; In Jesus’ name amen.
Read His Word every day of your life while seeking and praising Him for what He has done.
When times of discouragement come, seek Him first, and also recognize that He does not disappoint us. The finished work of the cross took care of it ALL. Trust in Him only. Give Him a chance to make you shine in the light of His glory!
1 Peter 2:6 says.. “he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded (or disappointed)“.
Meditate on this! Chew on it! Repeat it!
Psalm 121:1-8 ESV
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. …
Revelation 6:2 ESV
And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
1 John 1:7 ESV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 10:10 ESV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. …
James 4:7 ESV
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 5:8 ESV
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 3:23 ESV
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
John 6:40 ESV
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Galatians 2:20 ESV
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
*this excerpt taken from savedhealed.com