The Danger of Anxiety
Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
I Peter 5:6-10 NASB
When you are anxious, remember God ____________ for you.
Satan desires to ______________you.
God will __________________, __________________, ________________ and, _______________ you.
It is critical to be aware that when you are anxious or scared, when things are going wrong, God cares deeply for you. He has a plan to bring good from it. But you also need to be aware that Satan is watching, and he is against you. He like a roaring lion, prowling around, waiting to pounce on someone who is anxious. He can take anxiety and run with it, so that, in the end you (and your relationships) are destroyed.
God has a plan to do something much bigger than you ever imagined. While He is working behind the scenes, He expects you to be aware of this spiritual battle and stay alert and future-focused. You are to resist the temptation to react with anger, self-protection and impatience. You are to focus on what He is doing in and through you, rather than focus on your circumstances. He wants you to be firm in your faith, which means that you trust that He is doing something greater than you can see at the moment. His ultimate plan is to perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you in Him.
What does it mean to trust God when you are feeling anxious?
How will you do this in your present circumstance? Try writing it out as a prayer.
May God Himself, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you!