1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries to him because he cares for you.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I tend to be a worrier. Just recently with everything going on around me, not to mention current events, my level of anxiety had gotten so bad I felt as if I had allowed it to have some sort of “hold” on every area of my life. I couldn’t breathe. The harder I tried not to worry, the more I stressed out and further overboard I’d go. My anxiety attacks wreaked havoc on my health and personal relationships.
I felt out of control and helpless to stop them.
Have you ever been there?
While reading my Bible this morning I was gently reminded that I am not supposed to be anxious or afraid about anything. God has perfect order and control over everything, even my life. My proper response to anxiety should be to cast my cares on Christ because he cares for me (1 Peter 5:7). He has always cared for me even before I was born. He carefully knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13) and every day of my life was ordained before they even came to be (Psalm 139:16).
The same is true for you too.
When I feel the slightest bit of anxiety building up inside of me, I am learning to bring everything to God through prayer and petition, always with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6-7). Then I know the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. When my mind is guarded by Christ, anxiety and worry don’t stand a chance.
If you are suffering from anxiety, I pray you will cast your cares on Christ. You, my friend, were made for so much more than the anxiety you carry.