“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

—Matthew 6:25

Chronic worry, fear and anxiety can consume our lives if we allow it, and rob us of our joy and our peace and make us absolutely miserable.

Worry is such a waste! It’s as though you’re in your car, putting it in neutral and revving the engine. You know what happens when you do that? You just waste fuel, stress the motor, and you’re going nowhere. That’s what worry does!

God knows that we are going to be tempted to worry, that there will be some scary things that we have to confront in life. But the psalmist said, “When I am afraid, I will trust in God” (Psalm 56:2), so we don’t allow our fears, our anxieties, our worries to become chronic, or to control us.

We can trust God because God only knows that He provides for us abundantly, and everything that we face in life is filtered through the Father’s hands. He cares deeply about what we face and therefore His providence protects us. His love never lets us go.

THE ANTIDOTE TO ANXIETY IS FAITH IN GOD!