“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” – Philippians 4:6
Everyone has experienced anxiety, everyone has experienced fear. Today, these things are considered normal – even among Christians. But the Bible clearly tells us – the Spirit of God has no fear or anxiety. If we are of God and this same Spirit is in us, then we should also have no anxiety. Because the Spirit of God Himself comforts our souls from within our conscience, and therefore any worry will have no root within us but will be cast out. But it is important to truly be found in Him, and not be deceived by repetition of the correct words that never really give freedom from this state of constant fear and anxiety.
“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God was was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.” (1 Corinthians 15:9-11)
Paul first describes who he was and says that he is not worthy to be called an apostle because he persecuted the church of God. Paul then says he is who he is now (an apostle) by the grace of God. This can also be applied to us, that we are who we are today because of His grace. In order for us to understand what grace is, we needed to experience the law and guilt. Let our past be the past, so that we can live for the future, as new creatures in Christ, full of grace. Grace is power, it is Truth, it is light, and it is hated, because it does not “tickle” people’s ears!