A Remedy for Anxiety

A Remedy for Anxiety

Are you feeling anxious these days? I have to admit I’ve had my fair share of anxious thoughts this year. 2020 has definitely been challenging for all of us.

Earlier this year during our safer-at-home months, I did a series of video devotions with mugs for our Women’s Ministry. As I pulled out this mug this morning, I was reminded of that devotion and want to share it with you today. (If you’re reading this post via email, you’ll have to click here to go to my website to see the picture.)

This mug has a picture on the front of a cat chilling out, relaxed. He’s not worried or anxious about anything going on around him. I like to imagine that his owner is standing right in front of him, telling him everything’s going to be okay. For all we know, there may be German Shepherds running toward him, but he’s calm right where he is because he knows his master is right there. I want to be like that cat on my mug—calm in my circumstances and confident in my Lord.

This mug reminds me of 1 Peter 5:6–7:

“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

2 things we are instructed to do:

  • Trust (His sovereign hand).
  • Throw (our anxiety on Him).

1 thing to remember:

  •  He cares for you.

 If we believe God cares for us, then we can relax, trust Him, and give Him all the things that cause us to be anxious. These are challenging times, but worrying and fretting won’t accomplish anything. We have to trust His sovereign hand and rest in His care and love for us.

Write down what you’re anxious about today, and then write 1 Peter 5:6–7 below them. Trust His sovereign hand, Throw your anxiety on Him. Remember He cares for you. We can be confident and calm (just like the picture of the cat on the mug) as we trust our Master.

Do you have a favorite verse during these challenging times of 2020? Please share with us below in the comments.

5 Comments
  1. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. .Philippians 4:6-8

  2. Love this!

    At the end of 2019, God gave me TRUST as my One Word for 2020. My focal Scripture was from Psalm 37.

    Psalm 37
    5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

    I always try to make an acronym from my word for the year. I put it on a letter board and hang it in my kitchen. This is 2020s. I’d say it was fitting.

    Totally
    Relying
    Upon my
    Savior
    Today

    Happy Thanksgiving, Crickett!

    Starr

  3. Starr, thank you for sharing! The word trust is my life word. And I love Psalm 37:5, and your acrostic for Trust! Happy Thanksgiving, Starr!
    I’m thankful for you!

  4. I’m thinking I will need this as my word in 2021 too. We’ll see what the Lord says. 🤔

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