Monday, June 3, 2013

What Does The Bible Say To Do About Anxiety?

God Loves You
Sometimes we feel that the weight of our anxiety is a huge dark burden that is slowly smothering our existence. Is there anything we can do? Can the Bible offer help?

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7. NIV.

This is a word we do not use often. It can mean throw, as in throw away, it can mean give away, or turn away. It is an action. The action is to get rid of something completely and in a way that involves separation like throwing something.

To cast something just doesn't happen, it requires a decision and an action. You must grasp the thing and cast it.

It is not a little toss but a determined and mighty throw to get it as far from you as possible.

All is everything. Sometimes in the life of faith, we pray and bring everything to God but keep back some little detail and think we can handle that one; but all is the whole thing with every detail and little part.

Anxiety is the same as worry or care. Worry is an insult to an All Powerful God. Worry says we doubt his power or his ability. Anxiety says God cannot be trusted; that somehow he who can create the universe in seven days, can't create a solution for our problem.

We must remember the most important person in the reference verse it is not us and our worries it is him who still storms, raises the dead, opens seas for his people, walks through the flames with his faithful, shuts the mouth of lions, commands angels, and rules all time and space. We should focus not on our worries but on our All Powerful God.

The Apostle Peter could have listed any number of reasons to give our anxieties to God but he chose to the one supreme reason to cast our care on him- it is that he loves us. His love for us is beyond measure. He loves us so much that he sent his one and only son to pay for our sin, (John 3:16). If he loves us so much as to give his son to bring us to himself; there is nothing he won't do for us.*

If you want to learn more about God's loving sacrifice for your sins and the eternal life he offers follow this link: Click Here.

See Romans 8:32
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