Let God Be Your Hidden Strength

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries6 Minutes

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where anxiety seemed to take over your every fiber? It’s not a comfortable feeling at all. In fact, author Arthur Roche described anxiety as “a thin stream of fear trickling through your mind … if encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”

Does that sound familiar? If so, and if you’ve been wondering how you can prevent worries from dominating your thoughts or affecting your life, here are seven steps to incorporate into your daily life.

1. Ask the Lord to Examine Your Heart

Start by allowing your Heavenly Father to shine a bright light into your soul and mind. Pray the words of the psalmist: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts” (Psalm 139:23). Become transparent before the Lord. When you confess your faults and live in obedience, the pressure you’re under begins to lift. You can breathe freely again!

2. Present Your Troubles to the Almighty

Because of pride, it’s often easy to hang on to your cares and concerns, thinking, “I can handle this myself.” But this simply isn’t true. If you try in the natural to throw away your problems without seeking God’s guidance and protection, those problems have a tendency to come flying back at you — and you’re right back where you started! Instead, discard your cares once and for all over to the Lord. Remember that Christ is your advocate before the Father, and He invites you to receive His mercy and restoration.

3. Trust in God’s Love

Just as a mother would tell her toddler child that “it’s all right, I love you” when the child makes an honest mistake, picture the Lord looking down on you the same way. The depth of God’s love for you surpasses your limited comprehension. The psalmist asks, “How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation” (Psalm 13:2-5). Nothing can separate you from His love (Romans 8:35).

4. Fill Yourself with His Word

In the wilderness, Satan comes to Jesus and tempts Him saying, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread” (Matthew 4:3). Jesus answers his demand with three powerful words: “It is written.” Quoting Deuteronomy 8:3, the Lord is telling the devil that, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” Twice more (Matthew 4:7,10), the Lord answers Satan with “It is written.” What is this telling you? It’s an example that Scripture is your storehouse against any adversity!

5. Believe that God will Answer

It doesn’t matter what life throws your way; you will always be covered by God’s protection. Stand tall in that confidence. Don’t let Satan have the satisfaction of causing you to doubt the Lord’s eternal goodness. Remember that in your times of trouble, you can always call on the Lord and He will answer you (Psalm 86:7).

6. Allow the Lord to Rescue You

Your troubling times are temporary — they won’t last forever. The Word declares, “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10). Be patient! God works all things for your good—constantly guiding, leading, strengthening, and molding you to Him. Jesus has your best interest at heart. His desire is that you live a peace-filled, joyful life.

7. Give Thanks for All Things!

According to the Word, you must be “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20 KJV). If you want to view your problems from God’s perspective, start praising Him! It will elevate you into His presence, and you’ll suddenly be looking down on your troubles rather than being buried under them!

Apply These to Your Daily Life

Knowing that God has a purpose and design for your future, in spite of any temporary setback you encounter, lift your voice in praise to Him with every step you take—those that move you forward, and even those that seem to hold you back. It’s all part of the Lord’s plan to make you the “sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” or situation you encounter (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Let Him be your hidden strength!

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