Monday, September 14, 2015

A Scriptural Tapestry for the Anxious Heart

“My peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Indeed, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore, do not be anxious about anything; do not worry about tomorrow. An anxious heart weighs a man down, and who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Rather, cast all your anxiety on Him and in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, because He cares for you. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  

(References: John 14:27; Psalm 46:1-3; Philippians 4:6-7, 20; Matthew 6:34, 27; Proverb 12:25; and 1 Peter 5:7. NIV Study Bible, 10th Anniversary Edition, copyright 1995)

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