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What Philippians 4:6-7 Bible Passage Can Teach Us About Managing Anxiety Today
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Can you really be anxious for nothing? The Bible tells us not to be anxious, but is this actually a reasonable demand in this current day and age? What if you fail your exams? What if you end up working fast food for the rest of your life and never end up in your dream job or never even get to travel? How can you know for sure that you will be successful?
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. What does Philippians mean? Paul begins with a contrast between anxiety and prayer. He notes believers shouldn't be "anxious about anything. Nor does it mean Christians are to be careless. Instead, it means that believers should not be fearful, paranoid, or uneasy. Why not?
The Bible on anxiety
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According to data released by Amazon on the most highlighted passage in Kindle ebooks, the most popular passage from the Bible is one on reducing anxiety and finding trust in God. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. That Paul was able to reject anxiety even during his own imprisonment, Carey said, "makes this passage all the more encouraging. Winnie Varghese said that although it might seem novel to see Biblical writers addressing modern worries, this lesson is timeless and can affect anyone. That element of risk is embedded in passage. The lines before and after Philippians encourage readers to "rejoice in the Lord," but also to enact gentleness, make sacrifices for others and focus on "whatever is true" and "whatever is admirable. Brandon Dale, a Brown University student, said he often turns to Biblical study to deal with school pressures and anxiety -- and he finds this one to be particularly powerful because of its complexity.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians NIV.