Worry corrupts one’s faith in Christ. In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus said that God is already aware of your needs, so don’t stress out about your situation. Jesus has your best interest in mind. He wants to use you for His glory and to reward you for doing His will. Seek the Lord Jesus Christ and His righteousness first, and He will take care of the rest.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
The Hebrew word for burden is yehab (ye-hawb’) meaning a lot, the care, what is given (by Providence).
The Lord has given or assigned believers to certain trials and testings which when you are in the midst of them, give it back to the Lord in prayer who will uphold you through it (1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”) This burden is given to all believers for our good to make us grow in the faith and to learn to rely solely on the Lord who will deliver us from our trials. Every believer has a condition in life (care, burden) for the purpose of drawing us nearer to Christ and to show us His faithfulness so whatever you are going through, give thanks to the Lord in advance knowing that He will deliver you and build up your faith so that you can help someone else whom He will send your way to encourage him/her with your testimony of God’s love and rescue. The strength that you need to find to endure is found only in Jesus Christ who will sustain you by holding you up with His righteous right hand and not let you fall (apostatize).
If I say, “My foot is slipping,” Your faithful love will support me, LORD.
Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the LORD holds his hand.
Please read these verses below in its entirety to grasp how much Jesus loves you and the promise He made to those who seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Whatever you are going through, know that Jesus has promised to take care of you.
26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? 27 Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much more for you—you of little faith? 31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
Anxiety attacks your body’s health in weakening your immune system, being susceptible to viral infections. In the spiritual world it attacks your faith in Jesus by redirecting your focus away from the promises found in Scripture regarding deliverance. Satan’s dart of anxiety will poison your faith little by little which will start to die. Anxiety takes away from you any desire to do God’s will and eventually abandonment of the faith in the Lord will take place. Anxiety starves your faith from being put into practice, it starts to weaken and gets very fragile, in doing so any small attack from the enemy will destroy you.
God will not use you if you are consistently worrying, for it shows a lack of faith and trust in your part. Without faith no one can please God and anxiety is one of the strongest dart that the devil has to put you in a state of uselessness so that you cannot please God. To combat anxiety as Christians it is done by prayer, petitions and thanksgiving letting God know your situation that He may help you out of it.
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken