If you have an anxious heart, be certain that God’s goodness to His children never changes or fails (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8; Jam. 1:17). His love and His power are the same in times of hardship as in times of prosperity. Christ’s ability to grant peace to you does not depend on circumstances; so let your troubled heart be focused on Him to receive His peace (Isaiah 26:3). When you have an anxious heart, take the following steps:
Pour your heart to God. In order to have spiritual life and energy, you must have actual conversation with your heavenly Father. Prayer does not bring God down to you, but brings you up to Him. The Lord says, “Ask, and it shall be given you.” And “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Matt. 7:7 also Rom. 8:32). Jesus said to His disciples, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mr. 11:24).
2nd- Reflect on the Word of God.
Allow the Lord to speak to you through His Word. God’s Word is so powerful that it can chase away any trouble in your heart (Is. 55:11). Claim His promises and stand on them (2 Peter 1:4). God’s Word can take away all sin and discouragement from your heart. “He sent out his word and healed them” (Ps. 107:20).
3rd- Sing to the Lord.
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High” (Psalm 92:1). The Bible repeatedly states that His people should sing to God (Psalms 27:6, 30:4, Isaiah 42:10, Ephesians 5:19). God loved us unto death and therefore He is worthy of our praise (Philippians 2:8-10). As we sing to the Lord our souls will be lifted above the grief of this world, “the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Neh. 8:10). Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (Jn. 14:27; 15:11).
4th- Witness to others of God’s goodness.
As you witness for others, self and its troubles will fade away. Your heart will be cheered and discouragement and fear will disappear (Is. 44:8). David the prophet admonishes the believers: “Tell of all his wonderful act” (Ps. 105:2). Your mood will change by what you dwell on. If you dwell on the Lord, your spirit will be filled with faith and praise (Psalm 11:4). Then you will proclaim, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid” (Ps. 27:1). For “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 Jn. 4:4).
In His service,