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Care in the Bible: 1 Peter 5:7
When we're feeling overwhelmed with stress, we're encouraged to "cast our anxiety" (sometimes translated "cares") on God. He's not a stern judge waiting for us to break under our worries; He actively wants to help carry our burdens.
Worrying - a Christian perspective
Jesus wisely tells us in Matthew 6 that worrying is pretty much worthless. He rhetorically asks us if by worrying we can add a single hour to our lives.
Crawling's Not Enough - #5901
Maybe you've been coasting at the same spiritual speed for a while; you've been content with mediocrity - with crawling. But you're restless. God has made you restless. He has so much more for you.
"Seek ye first" in the Bible: Matthew 6:33-34
It's often the case that we put our spiritual life on a lower priority than other, "more pressing" concerns in our lives. But in this passage, Jesus tells us that a properly balanced life is one that puts Jesus above our other priorities. When we seek him first (some Bibles word it "seek ye first"), God will take care of our other concerns.
The Unprepared Nightmare - #5768
For you, for me, there will come a day when God will say, "This very night, this very day your life will be demanded from you." Only He knows when your appointment with Him is. And it can't be rescheduled, it can't be cancelled, or it can't be postponed.
Unnecessary Running - #5714
The difference between personal peace and personal turmoil is an issue of priorities. Which kingdom are you putting first? If what matters to God, like your time with Him, your service for Him, the condition of your relationships; if those things have been shoved to the margins by other less eternal pursuits, then you're trapped in a race that knows no peace.
Stress in the Bible: Matthew 6:27
We've all experienced stress and worry, and sometimes it feels utterly crippling. Jesus invites us to look at our worries from a different perspective. What tangible good will come of stress and worry? If our worry isn't helping to solve our problem, perhaps it's time to let it go.
Anxiety in the Bible: Matthew 6:26-34
Worry and anxiety are natural human impulses, but this passage asks us if we are focusing our mental energy on the right things. Why waste out time worrying about passing matters when God has promised to take care of us?
Worry in the Bible: Matthew 6:25
It's easy to become anxious about the wrong things. We sometimes stress out about temporary things: our cars, houses, clothes or food. While all of those things are definitely important, they are not the things we are supposed to are to lose sleep over.
The Kingdom in the Bible: Matthew 6:25-34
How much time do we spend each day worrying? Food, shelter, jobs, relationships... these things are important, and it's natural to worry about how we'll find or keep them. But this passage reminds us that these worries simply pale before the importance of Christ--and that if we focus on Him instead of on our mundane daily worries, we'll find that God actually provides all of those things too.