Anxiety is a real problem for many people. According to recent research, 6% of people in the UK suffer with a generalized anxiety disorder¹ and most of the rest of us will have to contend with different levels of anxiety as we navigate our way through life in this stressful world.
Anxiety is only likely to be heightened by depressing and heartbreaking events as people begin to worry about whether those same things might happen to them or their loved ones It is certainly true that we live in very anxious times!
I was reading the Bible today and part of my reading said;
Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5.7
As I pondered this verse I found it comforting to be reminded that God cares enough to want us to give him our anxieties; As I thought some more, I was left in awe at the God who can actually manage to carry the anxieties of the world.
Miraculously, God can hear and see all of our concerns and he is at work in amongst the pain and chaos of this world. So,
If you are feeling anxious today, will you tell God?
If you are feeling anxious today, will you trust God?
If you are feeling anxious today, will you allow God to give you his gift of peace?
If you are feeling anxious today, will you cling to God until you find freedom?
Anxiety is a real problem but God wants to help us to be free from it. God’s gift of peace can mean instant freedom from feelings of anxiety but sometimes a longer process is required to find freedom. The road to peace begins with us giving over our worries and cares to God, after all he is waiting to carry them!
I really liked this post! That I Peter 5:7 means a lot to me. Another great series of verses on this topic is Philippians 4:6,7. “Careful” in verse 6 the word for “anxious” and realizing that we have a Father that accepts us and fills our hearts with peace is really stress-relieving in itself! Thanks for helping people see this!