Every day has the potential to introduce complex new challenges into our lives. But it’s equally likely that each new day will gift us with exciting new opportunities. Let us apply truths from God’s Word to whatever you’re facing today.
Whether it’s because of financial difficulty, a strained relationship, or an overwhelming workload, anxiety can creep its way into our lives in many forms. It could just be a general feeling of uneasiness throughout the day, a restless night with no sleep, or a full-fledged anxiety attack.
If you’re a Christian dealing with anxiety, one of the first things you might feel is guilt. “Should I be feeling this way if I’m truly a Christian?” is a thought that might enter your mind often. In today’s Scripture, the author of Psalm 55:22 tells us to give our burdens to the Lord, and He’ll take care of us.
Notice the verse doesn’t tell us we should have life figured out. It doesn’t say we’ll never experience anxiety. Rather, it says when we do have burdens to give them to the Lord.
Here’s the good news: you’re already on your way to doing that! By reading this, you’re acknowledging that you can’t beat your anxiety on your own, but rather you need the help of your heavenly Father. No matter your circumstances, that’s a great place to be—running toward God.
Here’s my challenge for you today: take one more step toward giving your burdens to the Lord. Here are some ideas:
- Spend 5 minutes today in prayer and tell God what you’re anxious about.
- Journal about how you feel and how it’s affecting you.
- Get together with a trusted Christian friend and talk to them about your anxiety.