Give It to God
God’s Word has so much to say about how we should handle worry and anxiety. For example, Jesus said: “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying can add one hour to [the length of] his life? ...So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself...” (Matthew 6:26-27, 34 AMPC).
I love this because it’s so practical. God is basically saying, “Look, I have everything under control—you can count on Me to always be there. So don’t bother worrying, because it won’t do you any good anyway. Just focus on today!” We have a choice to make. When we’re tempted to think over and over about a situation and worry about the future, it’s up to us to stop, give it to God, then choose to enjoy the present moment.
How to Overcome a Worried & Anxious MindJoyce explains how we can give our cares to God. https://youtu.be/L_bl_n5tDeM
Tip from Joyce“You were created by God to be dependent upon Him, so bring Him your challenges in life and allow Him to help you with them.”—Joyce
Study SuggestionThink about a situation in your life right now that has you feeling worried and anxious. Write down some scriptures that will remind you that you can lean on God and depend on Him for what you need. Here are a couple to get you started:Philippians 4:13Philippians 4:191 John 5:14