What are you anxious about?
anx·ious -full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
We cannot have both fear and peace at the same time. Faith and fear cannot coexist. You either trust God in this area of your life or you don’t.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Do you know the love God has for you? Do you believe Him for all things? Do you love God with all your heart, soul and mind?
This is what God says about anxiety. Meditate on these verses.
Jeremiah 17:8 – He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Please note that God is saying below “do not be anxious”…this is a command; not a suggestion.
Matthew 6:25 [ Do Not Be Anxious ] “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 10:19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.
Mark 13:11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. Luke 12:11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,
Luke 12:22 [ Do Not Be Anxious ] And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.
Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Do not be anxious about anything…
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
There is nothing that God wants us to be anxious about.
What should we do when we begin to worry?
casting all your anxieties on Him, because he cares for you.
Pray, cast your anxieties on Him, and meditate on His Word & character. You can trust the man who died for you!
Written by Julie Van Gorp