“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken”
Anxiety is a well-known word in our culture. One source I read said that it is the most common mental illness in America - affecting at least 40 million adults - and I am one of them.
Right now I’m anxious about the logistics of our upcoming retirement and move out of state. I’m concerned about health problems of friends and family that seem to be unending. I’m anxious about my continual headaches and eye problems. These may seem to be legitimate concerns, but when I am anxious for any reason, I am not trusting God’s sovereignty in my life.
In her book, Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow described a great visual way of dealing with anxiety. She found a decorative box and called it her anxiety box. Whenever she was troubled by a situation, she wrote the problem down on a piece of paper and put it in this box. She then prayed about it, committing it to God.