Weighed Down with Anxieties - August 3, 2021

Anxiety is not a sin; it is an emotion. Anxiety can, however, lead to sinful behavior. If toxic anxiety leads you to abandon your spouse, neglect your kids, or break hearts, take heed. Jesus gave this word: “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with…the anxieties of life” (Luke 21:34 NIV).

Look for these signals: Are you laughing less than you once did? Would those who know you describe you as increasingly negative and critical? Given the chance, would you avoid any interaction with humanity for the rest of your life?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, I have a scripture for you. Consider Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing.”