Jesus....The Cure For Our Anxiety

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by deecrossett, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    Jesus....The Cure For Our Anxiety

    "But the Lord answered and said to her,
    'Martha, Martha you are worried and
    bothered about so many things;but only a
    few things are necessary, really only
    one, for Mary has chosen the good part,
    which shall not be taken away from
    her'" Luke 10:41,42

    When we live with chronic illness and pain
    it is natural for us to be consumed by many
    frustrations and concerns. We worry about our
    finances, we may beconsumed with pain and
    wonder what is the point to it all and if the
    pain will ever end. We may even wonder at times
    why our loved ones stay with us...we feel
    guilty that others have to see us living in
    pain and we feel helpless that we have no
    control over ourselves. We may feel like a burden.

    Such thoughts about are self worth, but although
    natural, are lies. Lies that the devil plants
    in our mind. We are worthy to be loved. Although
    our mind plaguesus at times, God sent us His
    Free Gift of Love; Jesus. Yes, there are many
    frustrations that we bear. But we do not need to
    bear them alone. Jesus asksus to choose the one
    necessity which will hold us through any trial
    or storm. Chose the one ingredient which makes
    all others function in harmony. He asks us
    to choose Him.

    He is there for us and longs to take our burdens
    and frustrations. "Come to Meall you who are weary
    and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My
    yoke upon you and learn for Me, for I am gentle
    and humble in heart and you will find
    rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

    The same Jesus of the Bible is here today. He is
    alive and is only a call away."The angel said to
    the women,'Do not be afraid, for I know that you
    are lookingfor Jesus, who was crucified. He is not
    here;He has risen,just as He said. Comeand see the
    place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His
    disciples: He hasrisen from the dead and is going
    ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see
    Him." Matthew 28:5-7 NIV

    The same Jesus that appeared to the women and to
    the disciples is here today. He longs to fill our
    troubled hearts with His comfort and love. "Search me, O
    God and know my heart;test me and know my anxious
    thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me
    and lead me in the way of everlasting."Psalm 139:24,25 NIV

    May God fill your anxious troubled heart with the peace of
    Christ and lead you in The Way of Everlasting.....Jesus.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator for Rest Ministries,
    lives with her husband and two sweet fur-children (dogs), Alice
    and Daphne in New England. Kay also lives with Dilated
    Cardiomyopathy, a form of Congestive Heart Failure, Bipolar
    Disorder, Panic Disorder and Depression. She strives daily
    to turn her life over to The Way of Everlasting Jesus for her strength.

    Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people
    Who live with chronic illness or pain.
  2. Cactuslil

    Cactuslil New Member

    Since my absense of a few months I have been at work on my body temple. I have come quite a ways and thankfully can now attend Sacrament and most meetings.

    As I look around at the rest of the folk I see those with "knowing eyes" that have "aged" as I have. There are new ones with canes now; some who should get a cane before they fall! And when our eyes meet there is a silent acknowledgment that we are enduring to the end, hopefully with grace. Love CactusLil'
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I would not like to admit how often those thoughts run through my mind too, I guess we are all prone to the devil's whims sometimes.

    But I will immedately put the bad though or whatever it is that is troubling me in the Hands of the most gracious Lord, and ask HIm in return to give me His Shalom (peace) in its place.

    He always leaves me with that wonderful peace. Praise God for all His wonderous mercies toward us!

    That is why I sign my name with Shalom, as it is the most wonderful word I have found in the Bible. It just means it all in one word!

    Thank you as always, for your wonderful words of God's wisdom.

    Shalom! Shirl