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Abiding in Him

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How do we disarm anxiety? Stockpile our minds with God thoughts. How might you do this? A friend described to me her ninety-minute commute. She smiled. “I turn my commute into a chapel.” And she described how she fills the hour and a half with worship and sermons. She listens to entire books of the Bible. She recites prayers.

Is there a block of time you can claim for God? Perhaps you could turn off the network news and open your Bible. Or set the alarm fifteen minutes earlier. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32 ESV). Free from fear. Free from dread. And, yes, free from anxiety.

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