Just a Thought for November 18November 18, 2015
Just a Thought for November 19November 19, 2015
Everyone is anxious these days. I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve been anxious in good situations and difficult situations. Various factors can contribute to anxiety, but too much remains a dangerous health problem. We were not meant to be anxious or walk in a fog of anxiety, unable to cope with the everyday problems. Jesus came to set people free who are held in bondage—of worry/anxiety (Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:6).
I found an interesting reference by a character—Stephen—in Ted Dekker’s book A.D. 30, regarding what he heard Jesus say about being anxious. Sharing his insight with several other characters in the story that were worried and anxious, he told them: “Yeshua [Jesus] says be anxious for nothing. And what is anxiousness but what the Greeks say? It is merizo, ‘to divide’, and nous, ‘the mind’. To have a divided mind, born between security and fear.”
Did you catch that? Having a divided mind. That means you waver between two opinions or beliefs in your mind, causing you to be in a flux—anxious. No need to be anxious when Jesus says He’ll take care of you (including all your stuff). Change your mind and trust Him. Peace follows.