With the rising panic concerning the spread of the coronavirus variants, and unrest in our world, there are very few people who are free of fear and anxiety. Many people find themselves turning to the Bible for answers in these trying times looking for peace. Thankfully, the truth of the scripture transcends the trials of any given moment, giving you strength and advice from God whenever you need it.
So, what does the Bible say about anxiety and fear? More importantly, how can the Bible help you to overcome fear and live by faith, especially when the world seems to be in turmoil? For the next few weeks, we will share Bible verses to help overcome these current conflicts and trials.
In Luke 12:22-26, Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?”
This is one of the most comforting Bible verses about anxiety. It digs deep down to the heart of what every Christian must embrace in his or her daily life: remembering the bigger picture. It’s quite easy to get lost in the troubles you face, both big and small, but sometimes it gets difficult for us to see the forest for the trees.
You may be worried about your health, your family’s health, paying your rent, feeding your children, or saving for retirement. While it probably feels like these are important concerns, you must remember that God will ultimately provide you with everything that you need. Worrying about every barrier you face will only make these problems grow larger in your mind. This Bible verse reminds us that God is always by our sides and the sooner we hand our worries over to Him, we will find ourselves more confident and relaxed in the face of fear.