Alright, I confess, I can be a worrier. It seems like there is always something that I am anxious about. It has always been this way. When I was a kid, I was gripped with worry that the killer bees were going to come up from Mexico any day to take me out! Now, there are bigger things to worry about–job, health, family, and the list goes on. But praise God that us worriers do not have to be gripped by it! Indeed, without God’s grace and compassion, I would be a mess! We can bring our concerns before God and he will give us peace in the midst of the storms that go on in our souls, “Do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7). God wants to fill us worriers with his peace as we give up our anxieties. He promises to take our burdens and guard our lives with his perfect peace! In Matthew 6, Jesus talks about not worrying about your life because God will take care of us. Instead of worrying, we should make him our treasure and he promises to take care of us in love. This is good news for us who are worriers! Attached is a Bible study that goes through passages about worry and studies them in relation to making God our treasure. I hope it helps you!
Worry (download PDF)
3 thoughts on “Confessions of a Worrier”
Great study on worry, Phil. 4:6-7 is a great passage to come back to when the stress of the world gets to you. I am going to meditate on this verse and look over the others as Ashley and I get closer to the birth of our first child.
This is super, Andrew! Phil. 4:6,7 is definitely my life verse, because it’s going to take me all my life to apply it….but God in his infinite grace is patient with my learning curve! We’re praying for you and your back.
Thanks, Linda! I am glad you liked the subject. I am glad it was helpful. Thanks so much for your prayers.