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Wop Devotional : Anxiety

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” [Proverbs 12:25]

Nowadays, everyone seems too busy, stressed and worried about their future, their health, finances and mostly about their relationships. The majority of people across the world are taking anti-depressants…. What could be the reason? Evidently its worry, fear and anxiety. The primary verse of this message is in the scripture. Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 4:6-7].

The word anxious means feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Being anxious contradicts with the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1 which says to have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. It is clear that worry is the evidence of the lack of faith in the Lord. Jesus Christ knew people would be worried a whole lot so He gave us His word to equip us when the time comes. This is His teaching…

“Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” [English Standard Version,