Anxiety does not get rid of tomorrow’s sadness but it does take away your strength for today, strength which you need to create a solution to stop it. Anxiety makes you live the problem a hundred times before it actually happens. It makes you fear something that only exists within your imagination.
Due to anxiety some become paralyzed and others become precipitated. They don’t take an attitude or they hurry and provoke a disaster.
Thankfully there is an antidote to it.
The opposite of anxiety is being calm, tranquility with a good dose of trust and assurance of positive results. It is summed up by one word: faith.
Faith in what or who?
In someone who can guarantee a positive result. Jesus once taught about anxiety and said in order to overcome it you have to stop and think. Look at a field or forest and ask yourself: Who nourishes the animals and birds which live there? Who made those beautiful plants, flowers, and butterflies to the tiniest of detail? Who is their gardener, or the one who throws food to them?
What we can conclude is that Someone greater than a human, with infinitely more power, takes care of all of this.
And the good news is that this Someone is our Father. And what father doesn’t know what His son needs? What mother hasn’t sacrificed something of hers for her child? Could it be that this Father that takes care of the plants and animals so well will not take care of his children?
This is the basis of faith which nulls and overcomes anxiety of the heart.
If you are anxious in regards to your love life, finances, or profession; if something happens it makes you scared; insecurity and fear that the worst can happen to you…
Stop. Think. Take your mind to God. Talk to him about your fears. Tell him about your fears. Tell him what worries you. And then be quiet. Hear in your most intimate a calm confirmation that He will take care of you.
Then breathe deeply and rest.
He doesn’t usually fail.
Bishop Renato Cardosa
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