Be Anxious for Nothing


Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs. The sky is falling, and it’s falling disproportionately on you. Anxiety ain’t fun!

One would think Christians would be exempt from anxiety, but we’re not. It’s enough to make us wonder if the apostle Paul was out of touch with reality when he wrote in Philippians 4:6,

Be anxious for nothing.”

Is that what he meant? Not exactly. He wrote the phrase in the present active tense, implying an ongoing state. As if to say:

Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually breathless and in angst.”

Yes, the presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. Could you use some calm? Of course you could. We all could. We all could use a word of comfort. And God is ready to give it.

By Max Lucado
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Further Reading

•  Up from Depression  – Barbara Epp shares her journey with depression and the misconception that Christians shouldn’t get depressed
•   Suffering – Spiritual principles to meditate on during hard times
•  Salvation Explained

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