ANXIETY: The 21st Century will be known as the “Anxiety Century”. Certainly no one, or almost no one, on the planet is free from anxiety. In the West we are almost universally a “stressed out people”.  We seem to go out of our way to make our lives stressful. From cell phones to drones to driverless cars things are really going hard and fast. The apostle Paul wrote in the book of Philippian’s about this problem way back in the 1st Century. The church was being persecuted widely and martyrdom of the faithful was common. He wrote the following which is quite applicable to our modern day;

Phil. 4:6-8  ” Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Whatever is true, whatever pure, whatever is right, if there is anything worthy of praise, think upon these things.”

Happy Sunday and may this verse be a help to you in the coming week.

Michael Hawke

 

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