Jesus Said What?!?! Be Anxious About Nothing

Series: Jesus Said What

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

Jesus Said What?!?! Be Anxious About Nothing

I read an article in Psychology Today (posted Apr 30, 2008) stating that the levels of anxiety has been increasing in our lives over the years. The article stated that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s. We appear to be getting more anxious every decade. The article went on to say that the reasons behind the increase might be attributed to “’social connectedness’—we tend to move more, change jobs, participate less in civic organizations, and we are less likely to participate in religious communities.” I am not sure the level of anxiety for a first century citizen of Israel, but Jesus wanted more for people, and sought to give them a vision of living past the worries of life. Did you know that Jesus said, “Don’t be worried about your life.” What, you say. Yes, Jesus wants you to know a more excellent way.

Gary Holmes


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

Luke 12:22-31

Luke 12:22-31

22And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. (KJV)

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