Count Your Blessings!
Anxiety has a way of sneaking in and stealing away our peace.
Satan’s greatest tool after all, is discouragement. So it makes sense
that if he can get us to focus in on all those fears and worries,
he can do a fair amount of damage to our attitude.
It’s not an easy task to just put aside all our worries though, in fact it’s
downright impossible… or its it?
Have you ever noticed all throughout Paul’s letters (especially Colossians) he is consistently giving thanks! Jailed, beaten, persecuted… He still manages to be thankful. Paul discovered by approaching life with a grateful heart, even in the midst of trials we can find things for which to be thankful. And finding these things is detrimental to winning the battle!
Robert Morgan says in His book” Calm Your Anxiety” “
“Gratitude is to worry what antibiotics are to infection.”
You don’t have to let your worries and fears steal your joy, your peace. In this season of gratitude – give thanks; in and for ALL things. Even if there’s very little to be thankful for – look for that something that can keep you holding on. Ask God to fill you with gratitude and pretty soon you’ll discover what Paul did:
10 … you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving JOYFUL THANKS to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.