I Peter 5:7, Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:25
Often we are confronted with difficulties and challenges that are just too heavy to carry. These matters weigh us down, cause physical problems, reduce our effectiveness, and we often become irritable to those closest to us. These problems divert our attention, and the mind is filled with thoughts of defeat and fear.
Life is always faced with challenges, struggles and difficulty. However, it is what one does with these struggles that makes the difference. We are instructed in the Bible to . . .
- Bring our trials and troubles to God in prayer (Psalm 55:22)
- Avoid worry and allowing trials to consume our thoughts (Philippians 4:5)
- Trust God to lead, guide, and protect (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- Rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4)
- Be thankful to God for what He is doing in your life through this situation (I Thessalonians 5:18)
- Think on good and right things (II Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8)
- Do right and obey the Bible in all things (James 1:22)
- Cultivate a merry heart (Proverbs 17:22)
- Keep going and don’t quit (Philippians 3:14)
- Focus on God and His Word and way (II Corinthians 4:16-18)
Worry, anxiety, and frustration are tools and traps that keep one weighed down and burdened so they are not effective in life and have an irritable attitude as they focus only on their problems.