How Do I Deal With Worry and Anxiety?
The Lord in Philippians 4:6, says, “Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Jesus is inviting us to bring all of our needs and concerns to Him in prayer rather than worry about them. He teaches us not to worry about our physical needs like clothing and food. And He assures us that our heavenly Father will provide for all our needs (Matthew 6:25-34). Therefore, we need not worry about anything.
In 1 Peter 5:7, the apostle teaches, “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” We are to surrender to the Lord all of our concerns. Why does God want to take charge of our problems? Because He cares for us. When we give God our problems, He promises to give us the peace which transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
Jesus promised, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
God’s Infinite Love for Man
Friend, trust in the Lord who loved you enough that He sacrificed His only begotten Son to save you. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Therefore, believe that the Lord will not withhold any good thing from you.
And be sure that He will never leave you nor forsake you. “But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me” (Isaiah 49:14-16).
The prophet Isaiah states that God’s people have no idea of the depth and lasting quality of His love for them as a people (Deuteronomy 7:7, 8). Throughout eternity the nail prints in the Christ’s hands will be a continual reminder of His infinite love for sinners (John 15:13).
In His service,