When you suffer from anxiety, the biggest thing you crave is peace.  Peace for your restless spirit.  What if I told you that you can choose to have peace?  Jesus said he left his peace with us.  I have discovered that I have to choose to have peace.  I have to choose to take one day at a time.  I have to choose not to worry about things out of my control and place my trust in the Lord.  The enemy knows our weaknesses and with anxiety, our biggest weakness is our lack of peace.  So, I set out to find out how to obtain the peace Jesus promised us.  And I found that I can choose to have peace.  I can choose to get myself off my mind and refocus my thoughts to how I can be of service to the Lord instead of focusing on how I feel.  I can choose to forgive.  I can choose.  A profound thing happened…I found some peace.  It’s been over a year since I started actively suffering from anxiety/panic disorder.  It was a long, hard year with very little peace or joy.  Just recently, I felt my spirit was in turmoil between craving peace and experiencing anxiety.  I made a decision to have peace and relax.   I decided to stop listening to the enemy’s lies.  I still have anxiety, but it is lessening each day as I practice having and keeping peace.  If you are struggling with a restless spirit or an anxious spirit, try to purposely decide to have peace and sift out the negative thoughts from your mind.  Focus on what’s good and practice a heart of gratitude.   My prayer for you today is to have peace beyond understanding.

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