Anxiety Take a Hike
Faith over Fear
So I don’t like that the meme takes the Lord’s name in vain— but that aside—to me it is the perfect illustration of what anxiety tries to do to our peace.
When I think of it— does that dialogue sounds similar to a serpent that made Eve reconsider God’s goodness and heart for her?
These days all we have to do is turn on a device to feel anxiety slithering into our hearts and whispering fear that makes us question if God is really in charge and if He really knows what’s best for us.
It’s a vicious spiral: anxiety, fear, shame, isolation.
A couple things we can dwell on to keep our hearts from sinking into these toxic spaces:
Jesus says He has given us the power to overcome all the power of the enemy and nothing shall harm us.
Luke 10:19- I have given you authority to trample on snakesand scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
I teach my girls and recite this truth when I’m afraid.
Philippians 2:10 So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
There is power in the name of Jesus. Whisper it, say it, pray it, cry it, proclaim it.
Last- when Adam and Eve feel shame of their new awareness of nakedness God doesn’t laugh, belittle or ignore, He personally makes them clothing.
(Genesis 3:21) TheLordGod made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
God clothes Adam and Eve with animal skin but ultimately He clothes us with His own body and blood in His own son. But more! Through Jesus He clothes us with His own power from on high
Luke 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.
Through Jesus--through His Resurrection power that lives within us--we can crush the serpent and his lies.
So guess what anxiety—because of my God-- you're not right. 🙌🏻😉❤️