Dealing with anxiety in light of the cross
July 8, 2011
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
I was reading somewhere this week that in the recorded 3550 years of world history, there’ve only been 286 of those years without war. Not only that, but over 8000 peace treaties have been broken! Everywhere we look people are at war—not only internationally, but internally and individually.
The amount of anxiety and fear that people experience today is at an explosive level. It’s like a pressure cooker that’s just about to explode all over the ceiling. Many people are living lives just like that—waiting to explode.
And I’m not just talking about people who don’t know the Lord. Even believers experience burnout, saints get stressed, and Christians crack up. As a matter of fact, you may be feeling like the pressure of your life is overwhelming you today.
But there’s great news! God has promised you perfect, inner peace that cannot be explained. And because of that, you can face the worries and cares of the world with the confidence that God is much bigger than anything that can come against you. So when the anxieties of life rear their ugly heads, remember that in Christ, you can face any worry knowing that God is on your side!
WHEN STRESS SEEMS TO BE OVERTAKING YOU, REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN CAST ALL YOUR CARES UPON GOD!
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