We live in a troubled world where trouble and death are inevitable. We want to live out full lives, but in doing so we experience all the good and bad that comes with getting older and aging.
A difficult aspect that hits me at sometimes inopportune times - and really is any time opportune for this? - are what some would call "anxiety attacks" or bouts with anxiety. Those around me may not notice it, but it eats from the inside out and thus affects my life. I let something get through to me last weekend before I dealt with it a day late by meditating on and trying to live out this passage. And soon after being up this morning I experienced an old nemesis to me which renewed anxiety in regard to it.
Life goes on and God keeps me busy with this and that, which thankfully can be helpful. And we must endeavor to live out God's revealed will for us in Jesus in this world, and a large part of that is how we negotiate troubles. Do we do so as those looking to God in Jesus, and putting our hope on his promises?
It's good that we are tempted like everyone else, because God can use our failures for much good, as we share with others God's forgiveness and help to us in Jesus. And as we learn to walk by faith better in this fallen world of trouble, we can be a help to others who see us do so.
What is worse than what we worry about, is our actual worry itself. Being anxious means I'm not trusting God. And that causes a break in fellowship between us and God. When anxieties arise they are opportunities for us to commit ourselves to trusting in the Lord with all our hearts and entrusting our lives into his good and loving hands.
What about you? What would you like to share with us that can help us with anxiety?