How very true this is! Anxiety robs of joy, of peace, of hope. It strips bare the beauty that is life lived with the LORD. It decays, dulls, and makes us ineffective as children of the King.
Think of that - we are children of the King! For what reason or for what cause do we need to be anxious? Does He not hold the entire world in His hands? Does He not still know the plans He has for each one of us? Has He forgotten our names or decided to neglect the good work He has started? Is His arm somehow shortened that He can no longer reach into our lives and affect a change?
For what cause should we give way to anxiety? For no cause.
Trusting in the LORD must be the action we choose. It must be the lense through which we view every detail of life. Trust is what will see us through trials and tribulations with joy and a deep abiding love for the One who created us. Trust will see us through the darkest days because it will focus our thoughts on the Light. Anxiety seeks to destroy and render us totally ineffective; trust frees us to walk unfettered regardless of how dark or unclear the path ahead may lie.
Let us ever and always, boldly, trust in the Lord.