“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God”
1 Pet 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”
I was going over my scripture notes and this verse jumped out at me this morning. We live in a stressful world and many times we feel like there is nothing we can do about it. There are even many Christians that spend their days stressed out. But do you know stressing over things and being overly anxious is a sin? As you see from this scripture above, God clearly states do not be anxious. This does not mean we cannot be human, being stressing over things and being anxious is normal. But, do not be overly anxious where it is effecting you in negative ways. You are supposed to give thanksgiving or thank God for everything you have and all the good going on in your life, then through prayer and petition, lift your problems and anxieties up to Him. It is that simple! As believers, we must always trust our God. He does all things for our wellbeing. By holding on to that simple belief that is thought numerous times in the scriptures, we ground ourselves in faith and give it to Him to resolve. So please, if you feel overly anxious, give it to God and have that weight lifted off of your shoulders. Trust in Him!