**These were my notes from Todd Friels DVD titled: Anxiety- The Biblical Cure**
What do the two of these have to do with each other? Actually, a lot! If you are not sound in your theology, then you won’t have a correct view of God, which will lead you to be anxious. Theology is the study of God, and when we study God’s Word and really get to know Him and his love, goodness, and grace then we will understand and be able to trust more. How can we put our faith and trust in someone we don’t even know?
When we are engulfed in the things of this world, then our mind will be overtaken by those things rather than the Word of God. Our thoughts drive our emotions, and when we think about worldly things, then we have worldly emotions. But because I know the Truth of God’s Word it has changed my thinking and focus on Him instead of myself.
When we have a correct and sound understanding of the one true God our thoughts will not be on things of this world, but things above. Churches have traded in sound doctrine for entertainment and pleasure, instead of preaching God’s Word we decided that we would rather focus on pleasing each other. The Lord must be in FULL control of our lives He must be the engine that is running us, not the world.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Which path are you on?
- Jesus, Bible, Truth> Faith> Thinking> Emotions> Actions> Emotions
- World, Devil, Lies, Self> Faith (self)> Emotions> Thinking> Actions > Emotions
Let me leave you with a final thought from Todd Friel:
Knowing that the Bible is the word of God and not man should give someone great confidence when they read about who God is and, in this particular context, what He says about anxiety and worry. These are not just helpful thoughts based upon mans ideas but are God’s divine revelation to us. Because of that, everything God says is completely reliable. It is absolute truth. This should bring great encouragement to the anxious heart and peace to the worrier.