BRINGS ON UNNEEDED STRESS
Are you the type of person that worries about every little thing — the unknowns or the unexpected? If so, you are not alone. Everyone worries about something and most of the time the things we worry about is important to us. We worry about what the future holds or receiving a diagnosis that is unpredictable. We worry about what people think about us and want to feel accepted. We all worry!
Worry is not productive. It only brings unnecessary anxiety and stress into our lives. It can bring on paranoia and illnesses. The Bible says we have a choice and our choices are to trust God with our lives or try to do life without Him. When we trust God with our circumstances and the unknowns, we have nothing to worry about. We are being held by a Heavenly Father who loves us and cares about our every need.
Matthew 6:25-34 says that we do not need to worry about anything — life, what we eat or drink, what we wear. Those things are provided to us by God. In verse 33, God says to seek Him first and all these things will be given to us. In verse 34, it states, “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
In the book Matthew and Luke it states that God takes care of the birds in the sky. God provides them food and water. If God takes care of the birds, how much more can God take care of us? We are made in His image. We are precious to Him. He calls us His children!
In Matthew 11:28-30, God says “come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” God invites us to give our burdens to Him. He asks us to place them on the cross and leave them there. Jesus received all our burdens when He carried the cross to Calvary to die for our sins.
There are many, many Scriptures in the Bible that talk about:
Peace (John 14:27, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Colossians 3:15, Hebrews 13:5-6)
Trouble (John 14:27, Psalm 23:4)
Worry (Matthew and Luke, Psalm 55:22)
Anxiety (Philippians 4:6-7, Proverbs 12:25, 1 Peter 5:6-8)
Trust (Psalm 56:3, Proverbs 3;5-6)
Replace anxiety with hope for the future!
Replace worry with peace!
Worry keeps us in the past when God wants us to live in the present! The next time you find yourself worrying about something, remember that God is with you and wants to give you peace. Rest in His arms today and be comforted by a God who will never let you go!