There has been a lot of times in life that I've curled up like a ball and cried out to God in situations I didn't think I would ever get through. Some personal issues were life long, some recent situations, but all of them led to that same dreaded feeling. Anxiety.
Anxiety comes as a result of uncertainty. We don't know what will happen, we can't see what will happen, and right now, what is happening is bad!
Faith says, I trust God with my life, I trust God with answers, I trust God with breakthrough and I trust God that he will turn this around for my good.
It's a faith battle.
I love the story about Jacob, I reference it a lot. Jacob wrestled with God and won. Does that mean that Jacob beat up God? Ha ha... no... it means that Jacob had a faith battle. Everything in him was Anxiety, but when he grabbed a hold of God and determined that there was breakthrough for him as long as he held on to Faith he would overcome! Jacob wrestled with his own insecurity, his own nature, he wrestled with anxiety and he WON the battle through FAITH.
What battle do you need to wrestle God for?
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”