KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:10 KJV” For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.”
In our previous study we realised that worrying places us out of the Spirit. We now continue with some of the principles we’ve got to be established in, so that in the day of crises, we would not be plunged into worrying. We learnt earlier that, firstly, one has to believe that God is and He is a rewarder of them that that diligently seek Him.
2. Know without doubt that Jesus is ever present with you, and will never leave you under any situation: so never be moved. Hebrews 13:5b KJV”…. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”. Please take some moments to meditate on this till your heart is fully settled on it. You can meditatively say it over and over again. (Daily practice His presence, i.e., imagine He is presently with you)
3.Know also that it is impossible for God to lie. Hebrews 6:18 KJV” That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie…. “These statements are anchor scriptures that would make you very ready to confront any difficulty and not be moved.
4.He has asked us to cast every care on Him, because He cares for us.1 Peter 5:7 KJV” Casting all your care upon him; for the careth for you”. These are scriptures that should not just be committed to memory but should be life dependent principles that continuously fill your heart.
In times of difficulties or challenges one’s emotions can be carried away such that the condition can overwhelm you. Always remember to boldly speak out these scriptures. Tell yourself, I have committed them into God’s hands. Say again my Lord is too mighty to handle this matter, and I refuse to be worried about it. The scene may play back to your mind again. Say to yourself Phil 4:6, commands me to be anxious for nothing, and I will never be anxious about anything. Maintain your grounds and make these declarations.
Thank you, father, for you have called me to a life of rest, and I have every provision to be at peace all the time. I refuse to let any situation put me down. I choose to rejoice and celebrate my victorious king all the days of my life.
Philippians 4:6 KJV “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
Isaiah 43:2 KJV” When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”.