We are a fragile people. At any moment in any day, the cares of this world can creep in and begin to choke out the joy that we have in Christ. They only way to fight overwhelming anxiety is to counter it with a greater faith in the promises God gives us. Here are ten promises that you can cling to when anxious.
1. You are not alone.
“…I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Jesus, in Matthew 28:20)
2. God is sovereign (in control of all things).
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
3. God is working all things together for good.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
4. God will provide for all of your needs.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
5. God will give you joy for your sorrow.
“…For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow.” (the LORD, in Jeremiah 31:13)
6. God will give you strength for your weakness.
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
7. God will give you peace for your anxiety.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
8. The Holy Spirit is interceding for you.
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
9. Jesus is interceding for you.
Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. (Romans 8:34)
10. Nothing will separate you from the love of God.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.