'...I tell you not to worry about everyday life...' Matthew 6:25 NLT
Jesus said, 'Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life...' (Matthew 6:25 AMP). Not because the stuff you're worrying about doesn't exist, but because committing it all to God throws our focus back on the One who can fully care for us, has cared for us, and is going to carry on caring for us.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJ) says, '...let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.' Another Bible version puts it like this, 'Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel' (CEV).
When you're more caught up in your love for God than concerned with getting over your worry, you often find that the worry melts off like candle wax anyway. So, let your problems drive you into the arms of Jesus. And when you get there, stay there, ok?
So what now? Author and speaker Mark Yaconelli suggests this five-minute-long-ish activity you might like to try if you're feeling worried: Sit in a relaxed pose. Slow your breathing. Then relax your muscles, group by group, head to feet. Say with each breath in: 'Into Your hands', and with each breath out: 'I commit my spirit'. After a few minutes of this prayer rhythm, thank God, and get on with your day!
SoulFood: 1 John 3:11 - 5:21; Luke 11:1-13; Ps 78:40-55; Pro 20:4-6