Theme of the Week: Freedom From Fear and Anxiety
Bible Verse: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:7-8; Ephesians 1:18-21
It would be so helpful to know what is coming around the corner—like having one of those strange mirrors that lets you see from an angle, so you don’t run into anything.
With video recorders available to make sure everything is secure on our property—our front porch, the nursery—we have become accustomed to being alerted to the unexpected dangers that life may bring.
But what if you don’t know everything? The truth is, you don’t—and that is what causes so much worry. Although technology has given us the ability to know some of what we didn’t know before, we simply cannot know everything.
But what if you don’t know everything? The truth is, you don’t—and that is what causes so much worry.
We desire to have control over our world, and when we cannot, anxiety creeps in. By worrying over things we cannot control, that anxiety thrives. Instead, recognizing your limitations of control and knowledge will begin to bring peace of mind.
Instead, recognizing your limitations of control and knowledge will begin to bring peace of mind.
Choose today to recognize your limitations. You wouldn’t want to have total control if you knew what it would cost you. The anxiety that is controlling your life can be released as you turn over the things you cannot control to an Almighty God who is able—and is sovereign—and, most importantly, loves you!
“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” – Rick Warren
Some content taken from 100 Days to Freedom from Fear and Anxiety. Copyright © 2021. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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