Do you ever get nervous about starting something new? Anxious about meeting new people? I wish that I had it all together, but I do not. My mind can really go into a frenzy worrying and being anxious. I have to frequently take a step back and look at the situation. I often think of this scripture verse.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
–Romans 8:31 (NIV)
If God is one our side, why would I ever worry about anything? For me, I think that my anxiety is from Satan trying to make me feel less than God intended me to be. Satan doesn’t want me to feel at peace and happy. So, he is always whispering in my ear doubts about myself and doubts about what I can do. Whatever abilities that I have are from God. Satan can try and make me feel bad all day long, but he can never take away what God has given me. When I start to feel anxious about a new situation, I pray to God. I tell God why I am nervous and worried and ask God to take care of it for me. It works. Instead of worrying, I go into the situation with confidence, because I know that God is great. Nothing is too hard for my God. All things are possible with God.
“With God all things are possible”
–Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
When the nagging doubt enters my mind, I remind myself that God has this situation in his hands. God is going to take care of it. The doubt can turn into something great, better than I could imagine. Sometimes, I even think that this new thing, that I am so anxious about, is going to be amazing, because Satan is working hard to make me doubt it. When Satan is trying hard to hold me back, I know that God has some really amazing things waiting for me, and it should be a reminder to push forward through the doubts and anxiety. When I put my trust in God, I can stand strong against the lies Satan tells me. At that point, I am open to whatever God wants me to do. Amazing things await me, because, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”