1 Peter 5:6-7 – Anxiety

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, . Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
~ 1 PETER 5:6-7

I was “That Guy”. You know, the one who viewed depression as a weakness. We are all human and struggle with life lessons in different ways. My defense was lashing out in anger toward the people I love to hide the truth that my mind and heart were lost and broken.

It was not until I truly accepted that I was not alone in these feelings of depression, that I was able to properly vent my anxieties and fears. The Bible is filled with stories of men and women who struggled with mourning, being downcast, miserable, broken hearted, and despair among many other feelings.

What I take from these few verses is that anxiety can be a form of worry in your daily life and the battle for your pride will manifest in your heart and mind. We need to surrender them to the Lord and accept what we cannot change. We should ask and rely on Him to help us share the weight of the burdens that we sometimes feel are only ours to bear.

Humble yourselves, and take that first step realize you are not alone in your feelings we were created with a variety of emotions we are after all human.

Horacio Berrones

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