Recently a friend came to me about one of his children who was getting into a place of fear and worry. She is young, all of her needs are met, yet his little girl seemed overly fearful. He asked me for advice. I encouraged him to read Phil. 4:6-7 to his daughter. I further encouraged him to do what the Lord advises in His Word. Together they could give thanks for her current fears and worries and turn them over to the Lord. Teach her to do that every time fear rises up and see what God will do. He is faithful.
Perhaps you have worries you just can’t shake. I submit to you only a few scriptures in the Bible about worry. Read them, mediate upon them and may they open you to a peace beyond understanding that will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6:25-34 (NASB)
For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? …
Luke 12:21-23 (NASB)
So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Luke 12:24-26 (NASB)
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)
Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Patricia L. Wenzel
Women Of Character Graduate