Marriage Bible Verse of the Week – Anxiety

Are you stressed? What are you going through that is causing anxiety to rear it’s ugly little head?

Is it your job? Your health? Your kids? Your finances? Your marriage?

The majority of us have something going on in our lives that can bring on those feelings of worry and stress.

For me, just the thought of it being almost the end of the week and not having written this supposed weekly post caused a quick pang of anxiousness.

But that was an easy one to hand over to God and overcome.

Yesterday was a different story. I felt the burden of many things weighing me down.

Not only were there multiple things needing to be done in my day job (including hitting a quota), but added to that was a huge list of things to be done for our new internet business, the necessity of having to call an ex-business partner, along with needing to take an hour long drive (each way) to bring my wife to the airport.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mind whatsoever driving my wife to the airport. I was excited for her being able to go on this “Girls Trip” with her mom and sister to Indianapolis. It was just one of those days where everything I needed to do was getting to me.

Thankfully, the drive was just what I needed. On the way back, I listened to a good sermon on CD that cheered me up and helped me put things back into perspective.

I realized that I didn’t have to tackle those things alone. That if I let Him, God would strengthen me to do those things. But I had to put all of those anxieties, stresses, and worries onto Him. And I didn’t need to hold onto a single little piece of it.

And why would God help? Because He cares for and loves me. Does He really need any other reason?

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

I also realized that I didn’t have to do everything to completion in that one day. If I was listening for what the Holy Spirit was telling me, then there were only certain things I needed to do for that day. Then the rest was either up to God or for me to do when He told me to do it on another day.

Don’t let situations in life get to you. Worry, anxiety, and stress will tear you down mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Not only that, but none of those feelings has ever helped a situation one little bit.

1 Peter 5:7 is one of the verses on my list of scriptures hanging in my office. I refer to it almost daily. I hope that it comforts you as it has me, no matter the situation you’re facing.

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Comments

  1. what you are doing people is of great use for both christian and none chritians. i had a probem in differentiating stress and anxiety may you please help.

  2. Thanks GAlekgonwe Pifelo. I hope that this blog is providing some help.

    That’s a good question on differentiating between the two. To help, I pulled some definitions of each from dictionary.com. The way I see it is that the anxiety one feels causes stress.

    Anxiety
    1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune.
    2. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.
    —Synonyms 1. fear, foreboding; worry, disquiet.

    Stress
    1. A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.
    2. A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition.
    3. A state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain.

    I hope that helps:)

  3. Sarah Berwick says:

    My marriage was broken up 6 yrs ago and I tried to resolve it even thou I was involved with another men & he supported me and my two babys while I was on my own. I went back to bring my husband as answere to people prayers . Then 6months later we separated this time I left and went back to the other men and left my babies who are 7 & 10 yrs old now with my mum. My husband then took them with him and wont return my babies back. Will God ever forgive me or will he even hear my cries because I broke my marriage . Will he bless me and my new partner who has grown up kids and grand children but whose wife has past away . Am I destined for hell even thou I seek forgiveness, will he forgive me for hurting my childrens .

  4. Sarah Berwick says:

    I feel empty and betrayed , emotional and alot of confussion.
    Please help me.

    Vinaka
    SB

  5. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for writing. I’m sorry to hear about your situation.

    First, I want you to know…God loves you! He wants to bless you and see good things in your life. You’re not destined for hell just because of this situation, if you’re a Christian, which means that you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior.

    God will also forgive if you ask Him. He’ll even forget the sin. That’s how good God is.

    All that being said, God is not going to bless something that you’re not supposed to be doing, that’s out of his will. If the sin keeps coming up and you’ve made no change in your life to follow His will, then it’s kind of hard for him to forget that sin. Your husband is just that, your husband. Not this other man, just because you both may have some things in common.

    You left your kids, so it sounds like their father was ready to take care of them. Right now, he nor the kids are able to trust that you will stick around, based on your past record. As Christians, we’re supposed to forgive, but the Bible doesn’t say that we have to trust other people.

    The good news is… that can change, you can change! With God’s help, you can do the right thing and earn back the trust of your husband and kids. But you have to decide and take action to do that; no one else can do it for you.

    God cares for you and if you let Him, and follow Him, He can turn your situation around completely.

    I hope this helps and I will be praying for you and all involved.

  6. 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan and GABA are food supplements that are very helpful in easing up Anxiety and Depression

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