Matthew 6: 33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be provided for you.

Insight: This passage about the cure for anxiety has often annoyed me. Anxiety and me have this long relationship, and here it feels like Jesus is asking me to do something impossible in order to find freedom-just stop worrying! Is that even possible? If you have ever felt this way here is a question to consider: could you invite Jesus to be with you and your worry? I have found little success in pushing down my worries and just willing myself to ‘not be anxious’, but slowly I am learning to rest in the gentle peace of Jesus when I simply invite him to be with me and my anxiety.

Prayer:Jesus, you know my heart is prone to worry about all the unknowns, today I invite you to sit with me and my anxious self, help me to be aware of your peace and to hear what you are inviting me today. Amen

Shannon J