“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6)
Many times we worry about what is going to happen next. We start to feel the pressure of the circumstances around us. We don’t know what to do next. Worrying will not get us anywhere. Really worry is believing in something bad that hasn’t even happened—negative faith. Most of our worries are just imaginations. Most of the things that we worry about are really nothing to worry about.
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25) We feel the pressure of life on us but worrying will not benefit us at all. Being anxious will not help us get rid of the pressure. If we can receive a good word then we can be made glad but we if we keep on worrying and are anxious it will lead to depression (Proverbs 12:25).
God did not call us to be anxious and worry all the time. It will literally kill our bodies, but we have Jesus the hope of glory (Philippians 1:27). Glory is the revelation and manifestation of all that He has and is. Jesus is the hope of the revelation and manifestation of all that He has and is. When we have faith in Jesus we have faith that He is able to accomplish His promises in our lives.
Praise God that He has made a way for us to get out of worry and anxiety. Even though sometimes we have more faith in the negative than we do in the positive we have to daily fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). We have to fight to believe the good that God has for us. God constantly reminds us to not be anxious about anything. The following are a couple of scriptures that can help in times of worry: Psalm 94:19; Philippians 4:6-9; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Psalm 119:165; Isaiah 26:3.
If we understand that God is the one who will perform the work in us then a weight will be lifted off of our shoulders. We will realize that it is not our responsibility to get the job done but it is God’s responsibility. We won’t have to worry because we know that God is faithful and we just need to have faith in Jesus the hope of glory. The challenge is to constantly meditate on God’s word and not on our circumstances so that we can make our way prosperous (Joshua 1:8).