Updated: Aug 24, 2022
It's very easy to look at the news, the cost of things (hello, gas prices), and things going on overseas and become fearful. I get it. I do. But these things all have something in common: there's nothing we can do about them. And that's both good and bad news. It's bad because we like to be in control, and it's good because we don't have to be in control. And if you're a bit of a control freak like me you're probably saying, "Daria, those are both bad news." And I know; it's going to take a bit of shift in your perspective. But these are worries you don't have to shoulder yourself. And if not us, then who? Let us consult The Source:
Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you. -Peter 5:7
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: 6-7
God knows we worry. That's why there are well over a hundred verses in the Bible on the subject. Here's another one:
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:6
Your worries probably won't dissipate overnight. But what a relief it is to begin to lay those worries at the feet of God. A lot of these circumstances are beyond our control anyway. So what is there to lose by giving those burdens to God?
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? -Matthew 6: 25-27