“Deep calls to deep ...” Psalms 42:7 NIV
It is the natural thing to worry and be anxious about things. Fear is a natural thing in man, or is it? Adam was the first man who feared. He was not created that way. It was only when he sinned that he first feared.
Someone can easily stay awake all night because he does not know how he can make the required payments the next day. That’s the “natural” thing to do. Another person can panic all-day because she has a court case the next day. That’s the “natural” thing to do.
Studies have shown that someone who has experienced an abuse (of any sort) is more likely to experience it again. Do you wonder why studies also show that when a person divorces their spouse the first time, they’re more likely to divorce their next spouse?
Maybe this will help you. It is now a known fact that, if a person is wrongly diagnosed of a disease or illness, the person is more likely to develop symptoms of that diagnosis SELAH (Pause and think).
Maybe you can now understand what happened to Job in the Bible! “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.” Job 3:25-26 NIV.
Why did Job’s fear come upon him? The answer lies in our opening scripture- “Deep calls to deep...” Psalms 42:7 NIV. If fear is predominantly in your heart, the bible teaches that you will attract more fearful situations! That’s why Job’s fears came on him! God does not go about afflicting righteous people as many have wrongly thought after reading the book of Job.
Now you can better understand what you should do if you’ve experienced abuse in life. Forgive, and rest in God’s Love. The more you think about that bad situation, the more likely similar situations will happen. If you’re a righteous person (and yes, you are, in Christ) then stop the fear! “What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.” Proverbs 10:24 NIV.
Remember, the righteous are as bold as a lion! So, stop the fear! Stop the anxiety! Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! You may say, Brother Maxwell, I know Jesus said not to worry nor be afraid. I know Paul commanded us not to be anxious. Exactly how can I do this? When we know Jesus, and walk in love, we stop fearing! That’s right, that’s what the scripture below shows us . “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 NIV.
When we learn to talk to the Father in faith, we stop worrying. That’s right, that’s what God’s Word teaches us! “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV