Many of us wrestle with anxiety. Our thoughts start drifting toward the “what-if” possibilities. What if my headache is really a brain tumor? What if my husband has an affair with his co-worker? What if my child flunks their grade and is held back? What if my husband loses his job? What if, what if, what if? Ugh!
Here’s the truth. God does not intend for you to be paralyzed with anxiety and fear! And here’s the antidote. Instead of living in fear about the negative possibilities in life, what if you were to remind yourself that God is sovereign? In other words, frustrating or even heart-breaking things could indeed happen, but if we trust that God is in control, we need not fear. He has plans to do bring about good things even in difficult or painful situations!
Here are some specific Bible verses on which to meditate. These verses remind us that God is in control of ALL things, and we can trust him, regardless of what happens in the future. When you spend time meditating on these verses, you will discover the antidote for anxiety and fear!
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Ephesians 1:11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,[c] for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
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