Jesus and Anxiety

Kingdom Citizen

Jesus and Anxiety

November 1, 2020

Kale Booher

Worry. Anxiety. Fear of the future. At this point, it's no secret that we live in a society that increasingly struggles with these issues--our young people no less than the old. But Jesus says not to be anxious. He calls us to come to Him, and He offers life and peace.




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Only one Kingdom lasts forever.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious (worry) about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:25

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Matthew 6:26

Recognize the sovereignty of God generally and His care for you personally.

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matthew 6:28-30

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:27

Recognize that anxiety does absolutely no good.

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

Matthew 6:31-32

I will fret and work hard, then fret some more, because I have to hold everything together.
I will work hard, and then I will rest because I know God holds all things together.

1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Psalm 127:1-2

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:33-34

Put Jesus first in every area of your life, and live for his Kingdom (and not your own).