The presence of chaos can automatically intensify our levels of anxiety, fear, and stress. Over the years I have found that understanding these harmful enemies helps give me the upper hand on dealing with them. I’ve given them distinct identities: anxiety is the mother of worry; fear is the father of the unknown, and stress is the enemy of order.
I believe our most significant error in dealing with these three forces is that we think they can be conquered by human effort. IN TIMES LIKE THESE, we need someone higher than ourselves to overcome these dangerous silent rulers.
I’m reminded of a passage in 1Peter 5:6-7: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Friends, we can’t conquer them alone. We must learn to manage the influence they can have on us. I encourage you to fight with your will, heart, and soul, and when you feel weak, call for reinforcement and cast them over to God to conquer. Remember, in times of trouble, HE CARES FOR YOU! May God’s Comforting Hand Be With You.