What is anxiety? It is your worries, your fears, those things that concern you; more over it is apprehension. We as human beings like to be in control of everything; when we try to give just a little bit it freaks us out. 1 Peter 5: 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. When we do give it to god we think that it is not being taken care of fast enough. Then we will sometimes fall back but; 2 Peter 3: 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. When we lay our worries on Jesus and: 1 John 1: 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. So because he is patient with us we need to return the favor. He wants to be there for us. Isaiah 30:18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! He yearns to know you: 1 Timothy 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. So remember he is waiting for you so listen to what he has to say, he will guide you in every matter that you come up against. Romans 2 :4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? You will be greatly blessed by his grace. Ephesians 1 :7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. The more we depend on him the more he will open up to us. He does not get upset with you he just wants to know you. Exodus 34 :6 “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. He will not let you down he will carry you through the misfortunes and troubles that you are going through. Psalms 55 :22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. As we start depending on him you will not have to worry. What you need will be there, sometimes it may not be what you want (1 million dollars) but it is always sufficient. Matthew 6: 25 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? When you stand in front of others that are trying to hold you down or telling you that you do not know what you are talking about or they are making you feel insignificant. He (Holy Spirit) will give you the words to say and comfort you when you need it. Luke 12: 11 “ do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” As we are going through the hardships that we have been dealt and the walls seem to be closing in on you pray. Philippians 4 :6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. When you listen to him nothing else matters. Hebrews 13: 5 be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Be resilient Deuteronomy 31: 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Do not fret! Joshua 10: 25 “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.” Always remember God is always there he is everywhere! Even when it does not feel like he is around he is standing there with his hand out. Isaiah 41 :13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.