What does the scripture have to say about worry:
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:27
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 1:28-30
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Romans 8:26-28
And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the TROUBLE. For we fix our attention, not on the things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.
God our Father, who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well founded hope through His grace, comforts and encourages our heart and strengthens us, makes us steadfast and keeps us unswerving in every good work and word.
How good is our God?! Let’s put our focus on God and not life’s problems. Share with me your thoughts. What has gotten you through some of the toughest time or seasons in your life?