The Lord says that those who are in Him must trust Him that He has all things taken care of. Do not, therefore, worry about what comes next. REGARDLESS of what comes, He is there with you.
Take one day at a time, and don’t borrow trouble.
Matt. 6:34 Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Instead, we are directed to not be anxious and pray to God whom we should trust.
Phil. 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in anything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Cast all your anxiety at the feet of God as He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7, Matt. 6:25-28,
Prov. 12:25, 14:30, 17:22
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What is is it?
It can be described as worry. But can also be:
1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune:
He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.
2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness:
He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work.
Regardless, it includes a restlessness of mind that affects our bodies and well-being. It can touch every aspect of our lives.
“Anxiety about relationships can make you withdrawn and indifferent and uncaring about other people. Anxiety about how someone will respond to you can make you cover over the truth and lie about things.” – John Piper from Battling Unbelief
So, yes, even our relationships are affected. Left unchecked, it can even lead into apathy and further sin as John’s quote above points toward. Anxiety doesn’t just affect you but others as well.
To counter anxiety, we must turn to God and come to trust Him with every aspect of our lives. Even the aspects we personally find very sensitive to.
I’ll leave this post with several verses of encouragement for further reading:
Matt. 6:25 – 34 (pause and think after each verse)
1 Cor. 10:13
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