John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
We often experienced anxiety and most of the time we think it is a thinking problem that can be address through counselling, medication, perhaps yoga and alike. But Jesus didn’t advice any of that, He told the disciples to:
(1)believe in God and believe in Him. Anxiety is not a thinking problem but rather a FAITH problem. We worry because our faith is not rightly focused to Jesus. Let us say we worry so much for our children’s future such as “will they get better education, find godly wife/husband, will they make good and godly choices in the future?” and after we struggle finding answers for those concerns, we realized that we can’t really do anything about it. But if we put our faith in the Lord and trust that He had in mind a good plans for them, peace will surely come. Anxiety can be cure only if we direct our faith in the right way. Jesus address this problem by reminding the disciples to believe in God and believe in Him. Get our faith right, then our thinking will be right, then our emotions/character will be right.
(2)Thinking of Heavenly. We hear the phrase “don’t think too much about heaven, it will be no earthly good” but Jesus says otherwise, think more of heaven and you will be good on earth. Jesus is preparing a place FOR US!! Think about what more He is preparing FOR US. His glorious plan FOR US. He is preparing a banquet and WE ARE THE SPECIAL GUEST. He was born FOR US, lived FOR US, died FOR US, suffered FOR US, was resurrected FOR US, ascended to heaven FOR US and He will be back FOR US. What an incredible display of power and love and kindness just FOR US. Think about that and you will be relieve from anxiety.
Come to think of it:
Anxiety can be cured by Faith (believing in God and in believing in Jesus) and Thinking heavenly (thinking what Jesus had done, will do and doing FOR US)