Sunday, July 21, 2013

Anxiety NO! Peace YES!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Anxiety!  What in the world am I doing with anxiety?  It seems to creep up on me whenever I'm
about to make a change, a big decision or even take a trip!  And you know what? That anxiety has a way of robbing the joy that I should be experiencing. Over the years I have gotten a lot better, but I'm still not  where I would like to be.

Apostle Paul speaks to the people Philippi and encourages them not to be anxious about ANYTHING, but to talk to God about it and be thankful. And then the peace will come about the situation, peace that may seem unexplainable, but peace nevertheless.  I need peace, I crave peace. I know what it is like to be at a place of unrest and it is not pretty.  But I also know that with the Lord I and you my friend, can experience peace that goes beyond all understanding.  We just have to trust in Him.

I had a dream once, more like a nightmare; and in this dream I heard a voice say "This is how it feels to not have peace." Instantly in the dream I began to feel hopelessness, fear, rejection, and all the
negative feelings you can think of; a very un-restful, uneasy nervous feeling. I woke up in a sweat still feeling the residue of that dream and remember saying to God " I NEVER, EVER want to feel that way again!" It was awful, and yet I know that there are millions of people that feel that way all the time. That dream has given me more compassion for those that do not have Peace with the Lord. And hopefully I  will share boldly to them that there is Hope and Peace in Christ Yeshua.

So this anxiety has to go! It has no place in my life!  I've prayed about the situation, thanked God and I trust Him for the peace...AMEN!

On a side note, here are peeks of my Summer décor for the kitchen:

Apples and sunflowers plates and Teapot
Summer Wreath in the Kitchen
Love this Apple Teapot!
Kitchen table


Stephanie said...

once again, wonderful words of wisdom - thank you, dear Veronica :)

I love your apples and sunflowers, everything looks so pretty! Have a blessed Monday.


Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Veronica! Oh, how I love that scripture and I hope you've not been anxious about waiting for your crowning! :) I'm teasing but wanted you to know I have the post up featuring you being crowned as our newest Diva! :)
I love all the pretty vignettes in your kitchen. The apple theme is so cozy.
Hope you have a blessed week, my friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bernideen said...

Apples are a wonderful kitchen motif - just lovely!


I'm so happy to meet you Veronica, I just came from sweet Shelia's and you are God sent! I needed to hear about Anxiety NO! Thank you so much for sharing. I've been browsing your blog and it's gorgeous, you have such lovely things. I will go back to comment on the other posts too. I am now your newest follower.

Amelia said...

Hi Veronica, great posting. Thanks for sharing.

Arh.... I love your sunflowers and apple collection, they look so cute and pretty. :)

Best regards. Greetings from Malaysia.