Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “anxious” as: to worry, to be afraid or nervous especially about what may happen. Characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or fear about some contingency.
Anxiousness is driven by what “may happen”, which produces an “uneasiness of mind”. “May happens” will drive you crazy; they really don’t resolve anything, yet they continue to place unwanted and weighty emotions on our minds.
David understood something about renewing his mind with more of God. He said:
For in my day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle. In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. (Psalms 27:5)
One thing to note, David made this statement right on the heels of his declaration:
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. (Psalms 27:4)
FRUIT & RESULTS
Once again the kingdom of heaven is about fruit and results. As you look at Him, stay focused on Him and remain fascinated with Him, God will sustain you and lift you above any circumstance.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. (Psalms 27:6)
God has created us to look at Him. Gazing at His truth will evaporate anxiousness. Now, this will bring you closer to Him and remembering this truth is, “living lighter today”.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What anxiousness have you had in the past that after you stared into the face of our beautiful God, He relieved you of the worry? Please share, I would love to hear from you.