WHY ARE YOU WORRIED, AND ANXIOUS  

The only reason that,you will be worried  and anxious , is because ,you are not doing  what God says,to do. Let me remind  or tell you what He said  :

* “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are  noble, whatever things are  just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are  lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there  is any virtue and if there  is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”.(Philippians 4:6‭-‬8). 

* “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”. (Matthew 6:27‭-‬34).

* “Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret— it only causes harm”. (Psalms 37:4‭-‬8).

* “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine”.(Proverbs 3:5‭-‬10).

ARE YOU DOING  WHAT GOD SAYS ?

* “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”( 1  Peter 5:6‭-‬11).

Disobedience  will rob us of everything , that God gives  us to richly enjoy. He has supplied all our needs according  to His riches in glory through  CHRIST    JESUS . Therfore , why should  we be anxious  and worried  about anything , unless  you  don’t  believe , trust,nor accept  Jesus  as your personal  Lord and Savior . If you wish  or desire to do so,just go to the top of this blog,and click  on to the salvation  page,and follow  the instructions . 

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that  is in the world through lust”. { 2 Peter 1:2‭-‬4 }.

Question: “What does the Bible say about anxiety?” by Michael  Bryant

Answer: The Bible has a lot to say about anxiety, but the word itself may not be found all that often. In the English Standard Version, it is used 8 times. In the New International Version, it is found 7 times. The King James Version does not use the word at all. Synonyms like trouble, heaviness, distress, and cares are used in its place.

The specific causes of anxiety are probably more than can be enumerated, but a few examples from the Bible point to some general causes. In Genesis 32, Jacob is returning home after many years away. One of the reasons he had left home was to escape the anger of his brother, Esau, from whom Jacob had stolen the birthright and blessing from their father. Now, as Jacob nears his homeland, he hears that Esau is coming to meet him with 400 men. Jacob is immediately anxious, expecting a horrible battle with his brother. In this case, the anxiety is caused by a broken relationship and a guilty conscience.

In 1 Samuel 1, Hannah is distressed because she was unable to conceive children and she was being taunted by Peninnah, her husband’s other wife. Her distress is caused by unfulfilled desires and the harassment of a rival.

In Esther 4, the Jewish people are anxious because of a royal decree allowing them to be massacred. Queen Esther is anxious because she was planning to risk her life on behalf of her people. Fear of death and the unknown is a key element of anxiety.

Not all anxiety is sinful. In 1 Corinthians 7:32, Paul states that an unmarried man is “anxious” about pleasing the Lord, while a married man is “anxious” about pleasing his wife (ESV). In this case, the anxiety isn’t a sinful fear but a deep, proper concern.
Probably the best-known passage on anxiety comes from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6. Our Lord warns us against being anxious about the various cares of this life. For the child of God, even necessities like food and clothing are nothing to worry about. Using examples from God’s creation, Jesus teaches that our Heavenly Father knows our needs and cares about them. If God takes care of simple things like grass, flowers, and birds, won’t He also care for people who are created in His image? Rather than worry over things we cannot control, we should “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things [the necessities of life] will be added to you” (verse 33). Putting God first is a cure for anxiety.
Many times, anxiety or concern is a result of sin, and the cure is to deal with the sin. Psalm 32:1-5 says that the person whose sin is forgiven is blessed, and the heavy weight of guilt is taken away when sins are confessed. Is a broken relationship creating anxiety? Try to make peace (2 Corinthians 13:11). Is fear of the unknown leading to anxiety? Turn the situation over to the God who knows everything and is in control of it all (Psalm 68:20). Are overwhelming circumstances causing anxiety? Have faith in God. When the disciples became distressed in a storm, Jesus first rebuked their lack of faith, then rebuked the wind and the waves (Matthew 8:23-27). As long as we are with Jesus, there is nothing to fear.
We can count on the Lord to provide for our needs, protect us from evil, guide us, and keep our souls secure for eternity. We may not be able to prevent anxious thoughts from entering our minds, but we can practice the right response. Philippians 4:6, 7 instructs us to “not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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2 comments on “WHY ARE YOU WORRIED, AND ANXIOUS  

  1. Lauren Macdonald says:

    Thank you for this post. I am struggling with finding a right response to my daughter’s crippling anxiety at the moment. She is only 5 so I’m looking for a simple way to explain and to figure out the causes. From what you’ve said here I can see a number of causes and I begin to see the weight of her anxiety is very heavy for her. Guilty conscience for screaming uncontrollably every day for almost 3 years, broken relationships with siblings because of her screaming and frightened abuse of us all, fear of the unknown – particularly when it comes to the concept of time, she never knows what we mean when we say, there is an hour left or 10 minutes. She thinks we mean 1 minute every time and goes into panic, she also cannot read for herself (although she is learning and it is helping) and always wants all the facts, it stresses her that her older siblings know more than she does. Also overwhelming circumstances. She seems to be completely overwhelmed by her tasks in the morning I think she feels particularly lost in amongst her family (there are 7 of us all working to get out the door at the same time) most of whom are able to do things she cannot do like tie her own shoe laces. But she is not the youngest either so she misses a lot of our attention. I have a lot more compassion for her as I list her worries. I think I have been trying to give them all the same treatment when I see that they are all very different problems.
    I like the reminder to help her replace her worries with worthy thoughts – take every thought captive. I know when we take time to pray first thing it helps her a lot. But she does not feel confident to do it alone after she has become anxious. She also needs a lot more assistance and leading than she is getting from my husband and myself. Looks like I’ll be getting up at 5am from now on. I think we have some bible stories to read together to give her some encouragement. Thanks for this post it has helped me wrestle with what is going on for my daughter and to bring her back into the lap of Jesus.

  2. Bro. Rose says:

    Amen Brother!

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