Anxious Times

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:31-33 NLT

A recent study estimated that 30 million Americans suffer from anxiety severe enough to require treatment. In fact, it has been reported that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States.

The impact of anxiety is enormous on our emotions and thoughts. But we also feel the impact in our bodies, with increased sicknesses. It has been proven that people with anxiety disorders are three to five times more likely to see their doctor.

All of us know what it means to feel anxious. This happens when we experience tests and trials. When we face a crossroads and need to make an important decision. When we wonder about the future, and are concerned about the direction we will take.

But, no matter what we are going through, Jesus said that we should not be anxious. Instead, we need to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Rather than worry, we need to commit our problems to Him, and place Him first in our lives. To seek to please Him, and do the things that are right in His sight. Through these actions, we demonstrate that we trust in Him, and believe that He will provide for us.

Are you feeling anxious about anything? Worried? Afraid? These are times to seek God. Tell Him every concern. Confess the promises from His Word, and stand on them. Then, put your faith into action. Sow into His Kingdom with the time, talent, and treasure you have been given. Allow Him to take away every anxiety. Let Him give you His peace. Trust in Him to take care of you.


Prayer: Father, I commit these situations to You: ___________. I believe that You will supply my needs. Help me today to seek first Your Kingdom and righteousness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.