MFM MOUNTAIN TOP DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 17, 2021 (OVERCOMING ANXIETY (III))
Topic: ”OVERCOMING ANXIETY (III)”
Anxiety, though subtle, often serves as a fertile ground for other misfortunes in a man’s life. People get anxious for various reasons, minor or major. However, the consequences can be disastrous.
Traumatic events such as losses, accidents, deaths, heartbreaks, marital and economic distress, bankruptcy, debts, fears, and so on are the root causes of anxiety. Spiritually, victims of anxiety suffer from loneliness and separation from God. Whatever the cause of your anxieties, remember, God did not promise us a trouble-free life as Christians.
Rather, He promised to be with us in the midst of it and also deliver us from it (John 16:33b; Ps. 34:17, 19). The Psalmist was a man of many troubles and woes, often overwhelmed with problems. In all, he learnt to lean on God as His saving grace (Ps. 94:16). Jesus is calling for every weary and troubled person to come to Him. He promised them rest from their troubles (Matt.11:28-30).
In John 14:1, He expressly declared that we should not let our hearts be troubled, rather we should believe in Him. Being anxious therefore implies that you don’t believe in God to take care of your problems. Throughout the Scriptures, God gave promises of taking care of His children (Ps. 23:1-3; Isa. 41:10; Jer. 29:11). He will give you beauty for ashes, garment of praise in place of spirit of heaviness (Isa. 61:3).
What a wonderful divine exchange! Paul wrote from his prison room. Instead of being downcast and consumed with fear and worry, he was in high spirit and could write to the brethren, giving them words of encouragement; “Rejoice, and again I say rejoice.” “Be anxious for nothing. …!”
He exhorted us to take our anxieties to God in prayer with thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6-7). And the peace of God shall envelop our lives. This is a total divine package and the best way to overcome anxiety.
1 PET.5:10 – But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Life is generally unfair. But wise people refuse to be controlled by circumstances around and within them, rather they are on top, never beneath!
I decree that the peace of God like a river shall envelop your mind, in the name of Jesus.
Every problem assigned to terminate my life, you are a liar, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Agenda of silent destroyer, my life is not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God, arise and deliver me from mind-destroying demons, in the name of Jesus.
4. Evil tenants in the garden of my life, I evacuate you by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Peace of God, envelop my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. Raging storms in my life, hear the voice of the Lord, peace, be still, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Ghost fire, barricade my life from the invasion of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
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Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (general Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide) Read more about MFM daily devotional