Are you stressed? What are you going through that is causing anxiety to rear it’s ugly little head?
Is it your job? Your health? Your kids? Your finances? Your marriage?
The majority of us have something going on in our lives that can bring on those feelings of worry and stress.
For me, just the thought of it being almost the end of the week and not having written this supposed weekly post caused a quick pang of anxiousness.
But that was an easy one to hand over to God and overcome.
Yesterday was a different story. I felt the burden of many things weighing me down.
Not only were there multiple things needing to be done in my day job (including hitting a quota), but added to that was a huge list of things to be done for our new internet business, the necessity of having to call an ex-business partner, along with needing to take an hour long drive (each way) to bring my wife to the airport.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mind whatsoever driving my wife to the airport. I was excited for her being able to go on this “Girls Trip” with her mom and sister to Indianapolis. It was just one of those days where everything I needed to do was getting to me.
Thankfully, the drive was just what I needed. On the way back, I listened to a good sermon on CD that cheered me up and helped me put things back into perspective.
I realized that I didn’t have to tackle those things alone. That if I let Him, God would strengthen me to do those things. But I had to put all of those anxieties, stresses, and worries onto Him. And I didn’t need to hold onto a single little piece of it.
And why would God help? Because He cares for and loves me. Does He really need any other reason?
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
I also realized that I didn’t have to do everything to completion in that one day. If I was listening for what the Holy Spirit was telling me, then there were only certain things I needed to do for that day. Then the rest was either up to God or for me to do when He told me to do it on another day.
Don’t let situations in life get to you. Worry, anxiety, and stress will tear you down mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Not only that, but none of those feelings has ever helped a situation one little bit.
1 Peter 5:7 is one of the verses on my list of scriptures hanging in my office. I refer to it almost daily. I hope that it comforts you as it has me, no matter the situation you’re facing.
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