Our athletes’ training includes cue words that we use to help them focus their minds on the tasks at hand. I tell the girls to stick to the script. They are not allowed to change these words or take their minds off them when they are competing on an event. These words—the script—help the gymnasts to anchor their thoughts and, thus, to alleviate the fear and anxiety that come with competition.
The Scriptures are the script from God, given to us so we can focus our minds on Christ and His work. When we read Scripture, we can anchor our thoughts to God through the power of the Holy Spirit. As we spend time reading God’s Word, our fears and trepidation surrender to peace and hope.
The Scriptures contain the truth that God comes near to us in the person of Jesus Christ and remains with us in the Person of the Holy Spirit. In Scripture we are reminded, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Through the Word God reveals His might through all He has done in the life, death and resurrection of Christ. These words of assurance anchor our thoughts and focus our minds on the reality that God has reconciled the world to Himself in Christ.
We have nothing to fear because God is with us.
We often spend many hours of the day fretting and worrying and brooding over our circumstances. All this angst can be defeated by reading the Scriptures and allowing God to speak to you through His Word.
In other words, when life makes you fearful, stick to the script of Scripture.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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