When life is a mess, do you wig out and become really stressed or do you have peace because you trust in God?
When you become anxious and worried it sets into motion many physiological and biochemical reactions within your body that are bad for your health. Headaches, intestinal problems, chronic pain, skin problems and sleeplessness are just a few issues that might be related to a chronically unsettled mind and heart.
Excessive and chronic anxiety and worry are a barometer that indicates you don’t really trust God.
If you really trusted God you’d have a greater degree of peace…. and deep peace in your heart and mind is good for your health.
“The peace that God gives goes right to the soul, relieving the heart and mind.” Henry Blackaby
What the Bible Says:
God inspired writers of the Bible to instruct and encourage us on this topic:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
“My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
As Jesus was preparing to depart earth and go to be with his Father, he told his disciples -
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
God wants you to trust him… and to have peace in your heart and mind. Your inner peace during troubling times can be a great witness for others who do not know the God that you know.
Trusting in God is also good for your health.
Questions to Reflect On:
How much do you really trust God?
Does your perceived level of trust in God match up with your what you think or worry about and with your behavior?