Rejoice and Gentleness

Phil 4:4-8 

Rejoice the name always,  and again I say rejoice! 

Let your gentleness be evident to all!

I had an AHA! moment today. With my anxiety I usually pray this scripture. Philippians 4:4-8. It just keeps my attention on God instead of anxiety. The second line the gentleness, I never really got until today. I start off with rejoicing and usually I think of rejoicing like David as he danced before everyone and didn’t care what anyone else thought. 

Sometimes though, I just need to get to the point of being still and knowing God is there. And this is where my A-HA came in. I need to rejoice until I find that my gentleness be evident to all. There are plenty of other places in the Bible where tells you to rejoice. With anxiety I think this is one just get to the point of being still with God. 

When I’m dealing with my anxiety I often send a text to my support network. Oftentimes though, people may just know what I’m going through. It might be my health, it might be money issues it, might be family issues or it could be a lot of different things. 

I believe that for the most point, that Christina’s need to live out their lives from Sunday to Sunday, not just at church. They need to be able to see my gentleness and (it being evident to all) as I handle potholes in my life journey. A lot know about my mental health issues (I don’t hide it). I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, my borderline personality disorder and my general anxiety disorder. 

God has already provided the prescription for anxiety rejoicing… Rejoicing until my gentleness is evident to all… 

So, I know I’m already anxious and it says do not be anxious about anything… So I need to be keep rejoicing until I’m at the point of gentleness… How long it takes to get there isn’t mentioned… 

Does it mean if I mentally crash because my meds aren’t working well that I’m failing to rejoice? I don’t think so…

Remember that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! 

To me I think it means that I’m rejoicing in knowing I have the cross of Christ to lay my problems at… That is what I’m rejoicing… Until my gentleness can be evident to everyone… Then the next step is:

Do not be anxious about anything. The Lord is near!

Want to know what’s in store for you next? Read the rest… (Bible Gateway is a good place if you dont have a Bible close at hand) gets even better… From anxiety to phenomenal peace!

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