Wednesday, February 22, 2017


The dictionary describes anxious with these words: worried, concern, uneasy, apprehensive, fearful, perturbed, troubled, disturbed, distressed, fretful, agitated, nervous, edgy, antsy, tense, overwrought,  and much more.

Do any of these words describe you?  I think I have experienced all of them sometime in my life. How about you?  None of these conditions are appealing are they.  The Bible has some suggestions regarding this state of mind.  Following are a few verses that might be helpful.

Luke 12:11,12  "And when they bring you unto the synagogue, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:  For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."  Wow! no worries how to answer.

Luke 12:26  "If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest" The thought here is, if you can't do it, don't worry about it.  Maybe even get someone else to do it.

Philippians 4:6  "Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."  This is easy for me to understand.  Some verses I have to ask God for help but I think this one explains itself very well.

1 Peter 5:7  "Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."  What a wonderful promise for out anxious moments.  I love this one very much."

The meaning of Anxious has so many meanings, it covers about every worry in life.  I'm so glad we have a heavenly Father that cares for us individually, aren't you?  It takes all that worry away. Try it you just might like the results.  Grandma Joan

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