How to deal with anxiety

Last updated on December 2, 2023

… casting all your anxieties on Him [=God], because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Some people say it so easily: Don’t worry, you’ll be fine! But that’s an empty promise. You have no guarantee that your health, your job or other things you care about will all be “fine”.

As a Christian, however, you do have a good reason to let go of your worries: God cares for you. Therefore, you can give all your worries to Him. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). That doesn’t mean you can submit a wish list and all your desires are automatically fulfilled. But the Lord does promise that you may find rest in Him as you lay your concerns before Him: “… and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

Perhaps you worry about wars raging in the world, possibly even close to home. Maybe you worry about all the bills you have to pay, or you are mulling over your children’s future. God invites you to give all these worries to Him and to trust in His care. Start doing this today!

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