Proverbs 12:25 NKJV
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
We live in an uncertain world, a world where tragedies can befall even the most godly among us. We live in a world that sometimes seems to shift beneath our feet. And we are members of an anxiety society, a society in which the changes we face threaten to outpace our abilities to make adjustments. No wonder we sometimes find ourselves beset by feelings of anxiety and panic.
At times, our anxieties may stem from physical causes-chemical imbalances in the brain that result in severe emotional distress. In such cases, modern medicine offers hope to those who suffer. But oftentimes, our anxieties result from spiritual deficits, not physical ones. And when we’re spiritual depleted, the best prescription is found not in the medicine cabinet but deep inside the human heart. What we need is a higher daily dose of God’s love, God’s peace, God’s assurance, and God’s presence. And how do we acquire these blessings from our Creator? Through prayer, through meditation in His word, through worship, and through faith.
The thing that preserves a man from panic is his relationship to God.