by Curt Dodd

Releasing Your Anxiety
Curt Dodd
Matthew 6:25-34

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." All of us who entered this building today have things that weigh our minds down. There are cares, concerns, plans, that often preoccupy us, even when we are in God's house. In fact, when anxiety has its grasp on the human mind, it does not take into consideration the place the individual goes or even what an individual does. It will not release its grasp upon an individual's mind unless so directed by its victim.

Anxiety is a difficult thing for many of us to comprehend. For some of us, worry is not really a problem, in fact, some of us worry about not being worried at all. However, anxiety, according to many physicians, is one of the most common psychiatric maladies in the United States. It has been estimated that some sixty-five percent (65%) o ...

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