Where do I put my anxiety?

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Years ago we stayed in a log cabin up in the Yorkshire hills. During the night I freaked out with anxiety. I paced the floor and then a verse came to mind: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) So I unloaded my truckload of worries onto God. It took a couple of hours.

Today, the turmoils around us are invading my heart as well. I didn’t know where to put them. But today another Bible verse caught my eye: “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” (Psalm 94:19) I unloaded my troubles and God reminded me, “It is I. Don’t be afraid.”*

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*John 6:20

2 Replies to “Where do I put my anxiety?”

  1. It is good to remember that casting anxieties on the Lord is a process rather than a realisation. Sometimes, that process is a challenge in itself.

    1. Yes. It sometimes takes me hours just to get it out in the open with God. And when I can finally formulate words, I finally begin to hear what God has to say.

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