Summary: Any concern too small to be turned into prayer is too small to be made into a burden, so worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its strength.
Palm 37:8: “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” This is simply saying, “Don’t let your anxiety drive you to a point where you will sin against God.”
Proverbs 12:25: “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad.” This is saying that the spirit of anxiety would turn a man upside down.
Matthew 6:25-34: “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air. For they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature; and why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat or wherewithal shall we be clothed. For after all these things do the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
What is Jesus saying here? He is saying that we should not be anxious about anything.
Philippians 4:6-7: “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” It is when you are not worried, and you go to God in prayer and supplication, that what is written in verse 7 would happen.
If you were a good reader of the Bible you would have discovered that the vocabulary of God is different from that of man. Many things exist in the physical world that carry no weight as far as the spiritual realm is concerned. For example, the calendar of January to December exists only here on earth. And so or so time exists only here. Means of transportation from one place to another are needed only on earth. In fact, when you read your Bible very well you can identify five kinds of language:
1. The language of God: When God speaks, He does so with absolute authority and with power. He also speaks with absolute glory. When He speaks, He speaks with absolute might and He speaks with faith and love.
2. The language of angels: When an angel is talking, his words are filled with delegated power from God. For example, Angel Gabriel stood and said authoritatively, “I am Gabriel standing by the altar of God. I have been sent to deliver this message.” Angels have no time to waste words. They are specific and direct, and their words are filled with absolute obedience and commitment to God. Read your Bible very well and you will find that those who asked angels for their names never got an answer.
3. The language of the natural man: The language of the natural man is filled with death, sickness, doubt, poverty, hopelessness, fear, confusion, chronic unbelief, hatred, envy and negativity. Sin is the language of the natural man.
4. The language of spirit-filled believers: The language of spirit-filled believers is filled with God, faith, power, authority, love and holiness.
5. The language of the devil: The language of the devil is filled with lies, deception, woe and destruction. Death is a word from the bottom of hell fire.
It is only in the vocabulary of men that you find words like impossibility, failure or death. In fact, somebody told Jesus that somebody was dead and Jesus said that the person was sleeping. It is in the vocabulary of men that you find poverty, bad luck and defeat. This is why we must readjust our vocabulary. Many of us have been naturally programmed to speak the language of the natural man and the devil. The more we speak this, the more unfavourable the situation becomes.
Examine what you say in the light of the Scripture. The language of God is the language we should be speaking and not the language of the devil. However, we speak the language of defeat because of anxiety spirits.