November 15, 2022
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.
Matthew 6:25-34 (LB)
Where do you feel most anxious right now? Is it your well-being, the state of your family, or perhaps your financial situation? Even though we are confident that our heavenly Father is looking out for us and that His promises can be relied upon, many of us nevertheless find ourselves experiencing anxiety.
Though life's obligations deserve our undivided focus, worrying about them can be corrosive, eating away our faith in God even as it drains us of energy. What, then, can we do to fix the problem?
First and foremost, we must increase our trust in and submission to God. The more we study the Bible and learn about our Father's actual character, the more confident we will be that He is concerned with every aspect of our lives. Then, as we make choices based on this information and comply, our faith in Him will become stronger.
Remind yourself of your heavenly Father and the promises that He has made whenever you feel the beginnings of anxiousness creeping in. Scriptures that speak to His love, strength, and character should dominate your thoughts. Recite His promises and give Him your concerns. He will take care of them. Because He has commanded you not to be anxious, your failure to obey this instruction constitutes disobedience. But if you come to Him for assistance, He will teach you how-to cast-off anxiety and embrace a life of tranquility.