God Cares for You [1 Peter 5:7 Daily Devotional]
It’s always interesting to see when mental health concepts pop up in the Bible when we often assume these are modern problems. But that’s not the case. Peter clearly was suffering from anxious thoughts, and we know Paul and Jesus did as well. That means that any anxiety that we feel now is not a new emotion or condition that God is unaware of. On the contrary, he’s well aware of and cares deeply about how anxiety wreaks havoc on our lives.
God Cares for You – Application
As hard as it seems, the best way to deal with anxiety is to give it to Jesus. Therapy and medication are a part of a solution, but Jesus desires to give you peace for your anxious thoughts. You can give Jesus your anxious thoughts through prayer. It’s in those conversations you have with God that he’ll bring healing and peace from your anxiety. Another way is to talk with trusted friends and family about it. While I don’t believe the feeling of anxiety is a sin, this confessional-type conversation will help air out what’s going on in your mind and help to set you free from the bondage of anxious thoughts.
Jesus, thank you for peace. Help me to recognize that you are there with me in all circumstances. No matter what comes, whether anxiety or trouble, you are there providing peace and rest for me. Thank you for caring for me. It’s in your name I pray, amen.
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