A friend once wrote a book titled “Down with Anxiety.” The contents were excellent and the suggestions were helpful, but I teased him that the title was a real downer!
Scripture has two primary texts dealing with anxiety, that I know of. Doubtless there are many others, but these two have meant a great deal to me, personally…..
First, the lesser known of the two…
“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you” (Psalm 116:7).
That’s self-talk. And it comes highly recommended.
The Psalmist knows about anxiety. He is saying: “Get back down there, anxiety! Go back to bed! Quit worrying! You’ve been blessed far more than you deserve. So, how about being strong and stopping this needless worrying.”
Anxiety, they say, is worry in search of a reason. Or perhaps, fear in search of a cause.