It’s incredible to think that we would EVER want to make our trouble bigger than it needs to be—right? But as we get closer to God and see how He puts OUR trouble in HIS perspective, we realize that we often do—just that. It’s like a spiritual law of cause and effect…
…the BIGGER that GOD is to us; the SMALLER our TROUBLE becomes.
The only way I experience this phenomenon is when I am close to God!
You see, when I’m close to God, the SAME exact problem that will cause me HIGH anxiety—when I’m walking without God—is not nearly so troublesome. God’s presence absolutely changes my perspective about EVERY problem. How does this work? In God’s presence, I experience His wisdom, power, peace, and love and realize that there is nothing too great for Him. It is more clearly evident to me that in light of HIM…my problems are actually quite small. It’s like worrying about a trial because I really want to win to lessen my client’s anxiety and then being given a glimpse inside the mind of the judge and knowing you can trust his character to do the right thing. Or, it’s like when I’ve been crushed by someone I love and having someone dry my tears and surround me with unconditional love. It’s like starving to death while standing in a darkened kitchen surrounded by good food and then…someone turns on the lights. You see how…
God’s presence is absolutely amazing!
When I first began to experience this phenomenon, God inspired me to write the song “Never Alone.” You see,
“Trouble is only as big as you want it to be.”
The experience of knowing God, diminishes the debilitating effects of trouble. The Bible says that when we experience God, we gain His perspective of truth:
“We do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look NOT to the things that are SEEN but to the things that are UNSEEN. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”(2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
Close to God, we see what we can NEVER see without Him. We experience His power, majesty, love, wisdom, and peace that surpasses our understanding. We KNOW He is in control. There is only ONE way to come into God’s presence. First, you must be born again through receiving the GIFT OF SALVATION. Then, you must submit yourself to Him so He can give you His quieting and wise perspective. The Bible calls it “renewing your mind.”
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
Submitting yourself to God means HE is the greatest object of your affection and time. He is your greatest treasure. Unlike worldly treasures and false gods, He will NOT abuse you, use you, enslave you in a destructive addiction, and send your anxiety through the roof. He will give you peace even in the greatest trouble. He will surround you with the great love you seek.
Making God the Lord of every area of your life, leaves very little room for trouble to steal your peace!
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