5Overcoming Anxiety

5Overcoming Anxiety

“So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” -Matthew 10:31

Can we change anything that happens to us in life if we have done all we know to do to be in right standing with God? The ultimate answer is “no.” Yes we can and should do all the right things, we can plan, and we can do the things it takes to be successful – but unfortunately, we do not have any control over any outcome. When it comes down to it, in fact, we have no idea what will happen tomorrow!

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” -James 4:14

My dad has said, “Projecting outcomes leads to depression.” When we fail to see results we want, or we think about things that could happen, we inevitably set ourselves up for fear. It’s great to have goals, and it’s definitely great to have dreams. But instead of projecting into the future, we need to allow ourselves to trust God every step of the way – allowing Him to direct out paths. (Proverbs 4:11)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” -Philippians 4:5-7

Do you struggle with anxiety, or do you worry about the future? Pray and ask God to take away those burdens, and trust Him day to day, that He will meet all of your needs “according to His riches in mercy.” (Philippians 4:19) He desires that you and I completely trust and have faith in Him.

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