Have you ever struggled with something that caused you an extreme amount of worry and anxiety? Are there things in your life that you try to control even when you know that you aren't really in control? Or even when those things weren't really yours to carry or worry about in the first place? I'm sure at some point in all of our lives, we have struggled with things that we really wanted to have control over. No matter how much we worry or become anxious and try to have power over the situation, we just don't. God is ultimately the one that has control over ALL the situations in our life....and the sooner that we give up the control and hand the situation over to God, the less anxiety and fear that we will cause ourselves. Over time I have come to realize that life works better when I'm not in control. Recently, I made the statement that I didn't like to control the situation.....I'm thinking now that I probably shouldn't have said that. I even tried to convince myself that it was true. What happened next, I would have to say that I set myself up for. For some reason, the next thing that happened was that God placed numerous situations in my life to help me learn that I really don't always hand over my control, even though I really believed that I did. I know that God has already won the battle in all the things that I am dealing with now. I know that I need to hold on to each of His promises and believe that God will work everything out for my good. In Philippians 4:6-7, it states, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Whatever situation you may be facing now, God will work it out! He will bring you out of each of your trials and He promises to prosper you and not harm you. Everything that we go through is to bring us to the purpose that God has intended for our lives. It may be many years, before you will understand why you had to go through the things that you did. But someday, it will all make sense! When you struggle with anxiety and fear, remember what John 14:27 says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." God has amazing plans and blessings for each of us! We must having faith and trust that God has everything under control and has our best interest at heart!
When I struggle with fear and anxiety, I try to remember where my focus should really be and not what is difficult during those hard times. This is a great song to help refocus. Enjoy.