Wednesday, April 21, 2010

God's Prescription Against Anxiety

He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
closing his eyes lest he look on evil.
~Isaiah 33

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

~Philippians 4:7-8

Keep your mind pure and free from the cares of this world by focusing on Jesus Christ and His love. Keep away, as much as you can, from needless cares, stoked like a destructive fire, by the modern world.

4 comments:

Marilena said...

excellent post. very true.

newguy40 said...

Thanks very much for this post. It is very timely for me.

Dymphna said...

Thanks to both of you. It is very timely for me as well.

TACParent said...

The picture is so beautiful and simple. I think just looking at it would help reduce anxiety. Reading this reminds to to "lift it up" and the song, "Lay Down Your Burdens."

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