The Answer for Anxiety

A worried Christian

Anxiety is the anxious concern for the future or uncertain events that disturb the mind.

Anxiety weighs a person down, but Christ said we should not have troubled minds but only believe and trust in him (John 14:1).

Anxiety is not necessary because God will always take care of you. The birds have many needs but are not anxious over anything, and God takes care of them. You are better than them and created in the image and likeness of God (Matthew 6:25-34).

God has not given us the spirit of fear and anxiety, but love and a sound mind. Anxiety is from the devil, and we should give no room to the devil to steal our peace (2 Timothy 1:7).

We should be anxious over nothing. God's plan concerning us will always prevail. He knows his thoughts towards us and will grant our heart's desires (Jeremiah 29:11). He has promised to save us from our cares and burden. We only need to trust in him (Isaiah 35:4).

Don’t be anxious about your cares and needs. The Lord, through his word, has promised to supply all your needs. You may not get them in abundance but will give you your needs at every given point in time (Philippians 4:19).

God wants us to be still and wait patiently for him. He is working with timing. You may anxiously want a particular need and your heart is filled with anxiety, but God says wait. He will come and fulfill your heart's desire at his time (Psalm 37:7; Psalm 46:10).

To deal with anxiety in the heart, pray. Prayer takes our care and burden and places them on God. Prayer gives the feeling that God is in control and should worry about nothing. Don’t be anxious over anything but by prayer, let your request be known to God (Philippians 4:6). Cast your care on God through prayer. He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

Rest on the promises of God and have trust in him to relieve your heart from anxiety. Resting on the promises of God is believing that God can perform all he promised. This creates less anxiousness in the heart (Romans 4:21).

Do good and live in peace with everyone. When you follow peace with people, the peace of God will rule your hearts. The welling and happiness of your neighbor affect your peace (Psalm 34:14; Colossians 3:15).

Come to Christ if you have not done so. He has promised to give rest and a heart free from anxiety to all who come to Him in faith. Come to him and he will take the burden of anxiety from your heart (Matthew 11:28-30).

Set your affection on heavenly things. The cares of the world give anxiety to the heart, but a heart fixed on the things of heaven will have nothing to worry about (Colossians 3:2; Matthew 6:21; Luke 12:15).

Keep your hearts from the love of money. Money may not be available every time and when it’s not, the heart becomes anxious (Hebrews 13:5).

Finally, have the heart of love because there is no fear, anxiety, or fear of the unknown in love (1 John 4:18).

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