The Cure for Anxiety

3 Feb

Our faith does not alter God in the least. Faith is first and foremost a discovery of the heart of the Father, Son and Spirit, a discovery of the astonishing dreams of the Triune God for our blessing, and of the fact that those dreams have now become eternal truth in Jesus Christ. Such a discovery cannot help but take our breath away and fill our hearts with hope and peace and assurance. The Spirit’s witness, when believed, produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, living water flowing out of our innermost beings into our relationships, our work and play. Faith does not change God; it changes us. It delivers us from our mythology and its spiritual agony—and from the way this spiritual agony poisons our lives. Without faith in Jesus Christ, our souls—and thus our relationships, our work and play—are already afflicted with anxiety. The only cure in the universe is to see Jesus Christ seated at the Father’s right hand and ourselves seated with him. The discovery of this truth commands faith, for it gives us something to believe in, something that is so real, so solid and true that to believe it baptizes our anxious souls with assurance, the most liberating force in all the earth.

C. Baxter Kruger

Jesus and the Undoing of Adam, Perichoresis, 2001, 40-41

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