Daniel Fast Day 18- A Familiar Foe

Menu- oatmeal w/raisins, apples & almonds, seasoned chard, roasted veggies

I sit quietly, staring at the ripped open envelopes. They were dated but somehow still managed to shake my peace of mind. I feel stiff. I feel weighted. I feel that old, familiar adversary sneaking up to attack.
Anxiety.

I know how to fight it now. It is not as debilitating anymore. In the past, I would allow it in my psyche and spirit. Today, I fight back. Today, I immediately got on my knees and reminded God of his Word. I reminded myself of his promises.

“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.”

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

In this moment, I still feel a little weighted but somehow at peace. I refuse to worry about things that are out of my control. I must do only what I can and leave the rest in God’s hands. I trust him to do what he said. I trust his love for me will ensure that every situation is handled.

This is not easy. It’s a battle. But, it’s a battle that I’m guaranteed to win.

“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you…to give you victory.”

Deuteronomy 20:4 NIV

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