Christian, are you feeling anxious, stressed and fretful about the future? Do you find yourself staring into space in disbelief daily after you check the morning news? You’re not alone.
As a young mother, I’ve found myself quite literally anxious to distraction. Looking at the two little souls that have been entrusted to me, I can’t help but obsessively turn over in my head what’s happening in the world today and speculate about what’s around the corner for them. Global recession? War with China? Increased persecution of Christians?
I’m unable to concentrate on the simplest of tasks and am constantly checking for the newest update in global news. All of this has left my house a mess and my mental health as fragile as glass.
Clearly, I’d do well to remember this command from the Lord:
Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Bancarz reminds us to abandon the tempting practice of comparing our lives and sufferings to that of other Christians. He also encourages us, as in Philippians 4, to navigate this perilous time through sincere prayer to our Heavenly King.
Christian, cast all your worries into Jesus’ capable hands. Let’s commit to cling to Him, our faithful Saviour and High Priest, in trust all the more as we see the Day approaching.