As most of you know I have recently overcome a Heart attack and as I shared previously amazingly the damaged caused by it disappeared for which I give Thanks to God for His Loving and Compassionate Intervention.
Was I worried at anytime during this ordeal in my life, yes I did worry when they asked me to sign a form stating that the Hospital would not be held accountable if I died or had a Stroke during the Angiogram, suddenly I was confronted with my Morality again, this had happened before when I had suspected Breast Cancer with having a very advanced lump in my left breast but just like the heart damage it also disappeared.
I sat there after the Nurse left wondering would I survive, than I did what I had done before I accepted that if it was my time to go to be with God than I was willing to go and I Trusted Him to confirm it in His time one way or the other and that He did in an amazing and Loving way indeed.
On Friday I received a letter from Prince Charles Hospital asking me to come for an Echocardiogram which I have already had done through my Doctor and apart from a minor aging problem that many have which won’t be of a real concern to me for at least 10 to 20 years, my heart was good but it seems for their records it is needed, so I will be having it done again at the end of September, will I need to worry? No I’m not alone the one who holds my hand is very close.
Philippians 4-6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Without Hope worry will dominate us, when I first met Ron I was an Atheist at least in my head because of being deceived as a young Teenager but I was not one in my heart or I would still be one. Ron use to say I would worry if I had nothing to worry about, Hmmmm not so funny because it was True, worry was a big part of my life and so was fear and depression but around most other people I put on a happy face and pretended all was well.
When we worry our mind races and we start thinking of all the bad things that could happen and than we start to believe they will and if we continue to worry we become convinced they will and so we have fearful expectations.
Worry, guilt and fear leads to Depression unless this is physically orientated and than prescribed Medication is needed, which is the same with all types of Mental Illness that is promoted by a malfunction in our Bodies or because of damage by dangerous substances.
Worry and fear are emotions they are not sin unless they lead to sin, see link below.
All guilt resulting from sinful actions is a reminder that we need to have heart repentance and turn away from sin and than seek to do good by the empowering of The Holy Spirit as we choose to walk in His Fruit. But if we have had genuine heart repentance for the wrong we have done than we need to accept the forgiveness we have in Christ Jesus and not believe Satan’s lies.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I Love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Being Christians means even in hardship and with the problems that life brings we have The Lord to hold on to knowing He will bring good out of any Hardship we encounter and being patient and Trusting in Him to do so we than persevere instead of giving up as some who have no Hope do.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a Future and a Hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Below is a Link to Peter’s Blog called “Desire The Word” he is a Man who is committed to upholding God’s Truth, he has written a great message about worry that I know if you take the time to read it will impact you for good.
Thank you for listening and God Bless you greatly as you remember His Eternal Hope in Christ Jesus – Anne.