Peace from Access

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Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Anxiety seems to be one of the great issues that many people have trouble with in their lives. I often hear people say, “I have anxiety issues.” The troubles in their life cause them to worry and become nervous about what to do. Sadly, all of the anxiety in the world could easily be resolved with God. You will never resolve your anxiety issues with drugs and alcohol. You will never fix the issues that causes your anxiety by staying away from church and the things of God. Yes, you can go to a doctor to get a prescription that will camouflage your issues, but if you want to find the peace to resolve those issues, you are going to have to go to the Prince of Peace to get the peace to resolve your anxiety problems.

Now, the biggest reason anyone has anxiety issues is because they are trying to fix their problems on their own. We see our issues in life as too big; thus, that is when we begin to worry and feel overwhelmed. If you realized that as a believer you do have the ability to handle EVERY problem in your life, you could avoid the anxiety that problem brings to your life. Let me point out three things the verses above show as to how you can handle all of your anxiety problems.

First, you have the peace that you need for your life in God. Notice verse 1 says, “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” Of course, this is talking about salvation, but it is more than just salvation that this verse is talking about. Salvation makes peace with God, but you won't access that peace when you are not working with God. You won't find peace in the world, money, or drugs, but you find peace with God. You will find peace when you get in the yoke with God and serve with Him; God’s presence in your life gives you all the peace you will need.

Second, the peace you have with God gives access to God in prayer. Because you are saved, you have access to go to God to give your problems to Him. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” When you made peace with God by accepting Jesus’ payment for your sins, you immediately acquired access to God to settle your problems in life. My friend, you don't have to carry your problems yourself; you can take them to God and cast your problems upon Him so that He can carry them and resolve them for you.

Third, access with God gives peace in life. Your access gives you the confidence that you can go to God with your problems at any time so that He can settle them for you. This is the key to resolving your anxiety. When you realize that at any time you have a way to unload your problems, that is what will give you the peace you need in life. When you realize that Christ in you is greater than a prescription bottle in hand is when you will realize your access to Him is where peace is found.

What is your problem today that seems to be so big? My friend, you don't have to carry that problem by yourself. You have access to the greatest source of peace through prayer, and that source of peace is God. Stop trying to carry your problems by yourself and use the access you have to give your problems to God. It is in prayer with God where you will find the peace in life you so desperately need.

Dr. Allen Domelle


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