Many of us deal with anxiety in some way. Whether it’s about our job, our family, our finances, or a host of other things, we find ourselves at times considering worst-case scenarios that may never come to be.
Some of us are plagued with the habit of constantly thinking worst-case scenarios to just about every situation in our life which leaves us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted much of the time. We even joke at times that if we always plan for the worst, we can never be disappointed.
This is not, however, the life God wants for us. We serve the risen Savior and should not look for the worst in each day so we don’t suffer disappointment. Instead, when we suffer things that are hard for us to bear, we follow the advice of 1 Peter 5:7:
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
If we find ourselves constantly anxious, constantly wondering if our worst-case scenarios will become reality; let us quiet ourselves before God and cast our anxieties on Him. He’s big enough to handle them. Let us take our cares to Him and like Philippians encourages us, let us do so with thanksgiving in our hearts.