Posts Tagged: anxiety

The Best Remedy is Jesus

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

So, I am blessed with strep and possibly the flu this weekend. There is not a joint in my body that doesn’t hurt right now. Yet, God in his infinite wisdom, brings me peace and perspective in the midst of my discomfort.

It is so important to see that the world doesn’t stop running when I am incapacitated. Many of you know how hard it is for me to allow others to care for me. I kept trying to push through, but my entire family insisted that I rest and allow them to do my routine. I have slept more now, than I have in weeks. Brian took care of the dog and cat I’m pet sitting. Daniel was my gofer yesterday while Daddy and Natalie danced the night away at a Father Daughter Dance. He heard the phone page (I have no voice) and came running to help me in anyway he could.

So many of us must be brought to our breaking point before we allow God to help us. We need to relax into his love, compassion, and care. Get used to operating within his easy yoke (Matthew 11:29-30).Why do you think it is so difficult for us to cast our anxieties on Jesus? What is at the heart of this human struggle?

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Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

 

Do not underestimate the power of thanksgiving in combating depression! I like the idea that petition and praise help to shape my concerns into prayers rather than despair. Many times I start to spiral, but when I turn to face God, I realize how capable he is. Nothing is impossible for him. as I thank him for what I know he will do, my load is lightened.

We are petitioning the king of the universe! Acknowledge who he is, that he made each of us so unique and placed us in our circumstances for such a time as this. We matter to him and as I relate to him in prayer it becomes easier to see that he relates to me. Nothing can separate us from his love–a fact so worth taking the time to become convinced of.

 

 

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