Good Life Journal - Proverbs 12
25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
Wickedness and righteousness compared as well as a lot of lying and truthfulness compared. There are only two types of people according to the Word. The wicked and the righteous. The honest and dishonest. The saved by grace and the one who is condemned. Verse 25 hits me hard today as I struggle intensely with anxiety.
Anxiety is real. I never thought much about it because I had not experienced it and simply was niece to it. Then I experienced it and was blown away at how much it controls and individual and how much is does weigh one down. It’s real and it’s paralyzing at times. God is so good in that he addressed it in this passage as he does in many more passages of scripture. Anxiety weighs you down, but a good Word makes him glad..the Word of God is such a good Word, it’s a matter of believing that good Word.
Action steps for me:
- Preach the Gospel every morning to myself.
- Speak the Word of God specific to anxiety out loud every day and believe it and trust it.
- Spend time meditating in silence I’m the Words of life that make me glad.
- Pray, pray, and pray some more!
Father, what I am scared of you have overcome. What I experience you have overcome. What I want I don’t do and what I need is you. Jesus, come quickly in my heart and help me and change me and provide healing in my heart and mind. Jesus, I trust you and believe that you are Lord and King! Thank you for not giving up on me.