Hello granola people,
I’ve been thinking a lot about anxiety lately and how we all have a little bit of it in our lives. So I looked up on the internet how many times God has mentioned fear in The Bible.. if you really think about it isn’t everything or most everything you become anxious about start with fear? Yes, it does! God mentioned to not fear 365 times! That’s as many days we have in a year! My point is He knew we as people would struggle with fear or being anxious. If you think about it His word is a huge source to knowing who Christ is and who we are in Him. He says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication , with thanksgiving let you supplications be known.”-Phil 4:6 God is asking us to let Him shoulder our fears. We are to ask Him to help us through our troubles or anxieties. Yes, some are more prone to being anxious than others; God still said to come to Him with all things and let him know your requests. Another scripture that I find helps me when I am anxious is… Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. -Matthew 6:34 I think what God is saying is that we are not to worry for tomorrow or next week. If we have done all we can to prepare for the future then we have to leave the rest in his hands.
If we truly realize that God has everything in His hands and live according to His precepts then all will be well with us. No, it doesn’t mean that anxiety and worry will just disappear, but it does mean that you will find comfort in knowing God, one who created you, is the one in control. I can honestly, say when times I worry or feel some of those anxious times I think of these things and it truly does help. I hope this little post brought a smile to your face and was a source of encouragement for your day!