Psalm 16:8 GNT I am always aware of the Lord 's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me.
In life, you’ll face a lot of difficult situations. If you don’t prepare in advance for this reality, it can be stressful when they show up. One way you can fight anxiety is to surround yourself with the right people—those who can help you through it. If a challenge seems too big to overcome, being able to share that burden can help or even solve the problem.
Galatians 6:2 GN Help carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
Jesus gives you this peace on a different level. He is always with you, wherever and whenever you need Him. When life challenges you, it’s comforting to know that Jesus is right there to help you overcome any hurdle. As you draw closer to Him, you’ll start to sense more peace—even in difficult situations…even while you’re fighting anxiety.
When you place your confidence in the Lord, rather than in yourself (or in your circumstances), life’s hardships won’t seem quite as difficult. You’ll have less worry and more peace because you’ll know that Jesus is walking with you through whatever you’re facing. Just as growing your knowledge can help on a test or a project, growing your faith helps you rely on Jesus.
You don't have to go through this alone. Jesus is there for you. Bring your anxious thoughts before Him because He cares for you.
Matthew 6:34 GNT So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
Living in the moment can be hard. It’s difficult to simply enjoy today, what we have today, and who we get to experience it with today. We have so many demands for our attention, demands on our schedules, and demands on our mental energy. Sometimes it feels like today is impossible to concentrate on because tomorrow is already tugging on us.
Jesus told us to do something radical—He told us not to worry about tomorrow. He tells us that He will equip us to deal with today’s trouble only—not tomorrow, next week, or next month.
Some days this is harder than others. It’s easy for me not to worry about tomorrow when “tomorrow” is supposed to be a relaxing Saturday off. But it becomes a lot more difficult when “tomorrow” is the day that I have that big meeting, or a COVID-19 test because I have symptoms, or a difficult sermon.
If we worry about tomorrow and whatever we think it might bring, we’re trying to control something that’s actually under His control, and not ours. If we’re honest with ourselves, we really have no idea what might happen tomorrow. We don’t even know what’s going to happen later today! However, we can know the one who controls today. And tomorrow. And forever.
Enjoy this moment, this day, knowing that God has today and tomorrow in His hands. Let His peace make “today” meaningful.