Summary: How do we live CALMly in a chaotic world?

How Do I Deal with My Anxiety?

Matthew 26:24-34; Philippians 4:6-7; I Peter 5:7

Chenoa Baptist Church

Pastor Jefferson M. Williams


The End is Here?

On January 13, 2018, someone watching the radar in Hawaii saw a strange blip. According to the radar, a missile launched from North Korea was headed directly for Hawaii!

He pushed the warning button, activating an alert signal. Soon panic engulfed Hawaii and quickly spread to the West Coast.

[Slide] For 38 minutes, many people experienced a deep terror and anxiety thinking that a nuclear war had begun between the US and North Korea and they were right at ground zero.

The alert was soon discovered to be a false alarm but for 38 minutes millions of people understood a little better how people who deal with chronic anxiety live every day.

In this time of pandemic, election conflict, racial unrest, economic instability, monster hurricanes, and ravaging fires, people are experiencing higher levels of anxiety than ever before.

If you have felt anxious in the last year, raise your hand? If you don’t have your hand raised, you are lying and that’s a whole different sermon.

We are in a little three week series called, “You Asked For It,” and last week we looked to God’s Word to answer the question, “How do you forgive yourself?”

If you didn’t join us for the live stream, you can watch it on our Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube page or on our website at

This morning, we are going to be looking at several Scriptures that will help us answer the question, “How do I deal with my anxiety?”

Turn with me to Matthew 6.


Jesus Questions

We need to remember to always consider our text in its context. Matthew six is a part of the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus lays out His manifesto for living the God-honoring life that will lead to joy and peace.

In chapter six, He addresses giving to the needy, prayer, fasting, and making sure that are worshiping God instead of money.

Let’s pick it up in verse 25:

[Slide] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  (Matt 6:25)

Jesus begins with “therefore” or “for this reason.” In other words, “Considering everything I’ve just said, listen carefully to my words.”

He begins with a command that most of us have a hard time obeying.

He says, “Do not worry or be anxious about your life.”

In other words, stop fretting, stop being weighed down by fear, stop being troubled, stop being distracted.

The Greek word for anxious is a combination of two words that means “to divide your mind.”

That’s what anxiety does. It pulls your mind in multiple directions. It gives you a bad case of the “what ifs?”

I know that God is good but what if I lose my job? What if I get sick? What if my marriage fails? What if I don’t get into that college? What if my parents get divorced? What if my children are in a car wreck?

It’s been said that anxiety gives a small thing a big shadow.

The Latin word for anxious actually means “to choke or to strangle.”

It was used in describing a wolf killing a sheep by biting the sheep’s neck and strangling it.

And that’s exactly what it feels like when the “what ifs” take over. Anxiety can strangle our joy and literally take our breath away.

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (Prov 12:25)

Jesus gives some specific examples of what He doesn’t want us worrying about:

What you will eat or drink?

Or about your body?

Or what you will wear?

Jesus’ audience was composed of very poor people who basically lived hand to mouth. They did worry about where their food would come from or if they had clean water.

There was very little in regards to healthcare and something as simple as diarrhea could cause death quickly.

Most of his hearers had one set of clothes.

In this culture of huge grocery stores, and malls, and a doctor literally on the corner of my street, it’s hard to believe that we would have anxiety over such things. But we do, don’t we?

There are three very important questions in this section. The first:

Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

He’s getting at our priorities. Are we focused on the temporary or on the eternal?

Jesus then gives an example of birds.

[Slide] Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (v. 26)

I’m not much of a bird watcher but I have friends that are. I can assure you that they have never adjusted their binoculars and seen a raven (the example Luke gives) with his head in his hands muttering to himself, “I don’t know how I’m going to pay the rent on the nest next month!”

Jesus tells them to fix their eyes, stare at, consider the birds of the air. They don’t sow or reap and they don’t have barns to store their worms. But God, their creator, sustain and feeds them.

Several years ago, the United States Public Health Service issued a statement about anxiety in our culture:

No fox ever fretted that he only had one den to hide in.

No squirrel died of anxiety over the possibility that he should have stored up more food for winter.

No dog lost sleep because he hasn’t buried enough bones in the backyard.

The second question Jesus asks, and I think He did with a twinkle in His eye:

Are you not much more valuable than they [the birds?]

Of course you are. God loves all his creatures but He has a personal relationship with us:  

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)

The hymn writer reminds us:

Why should I feel discouraged

Why should the shadows come

Why should my heart feel lonely

And long for heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion

A constant friend is He

His eye is on the sparrow

And I know He watches over me

His eye is on the sparrow

And I know He watches me

Then the third question:

[slide] “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (v. 27)

Anxiety and worry are a lot like sitting in a rocking chair. You may be moving but you are going anywhere.

Charles Spurgeon wrote: “Our anxiety doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”

Singer Josh Groben has said that his mother made him repeat the sentence “Worry is wasted energy” the entire time he was growing up.

Worrying is unproductive and accomplishes nothing. And yet, we all still worry and have anxiety.

The Grass of the Field

[Slide] “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30) 

Jesus circles back around to our worry about provision, specifically clothes.

Again, He asks us to study intently the flowers of the field. In your translation it might say Lilies.

[Slide] Beautiful flowers blanket the landscape of Palestine during the spring.

Just like the birds, these flowers aren’t stressed out.

In fact, Jesus compares their glory to that of Solomon in all his royal splendor.

Then another question - listen carefully:

“If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow thrown into the fire, will He will much more clothes you - you of little faith?”

Bread was a staple of that culture and it would be baked over clay ovens that would be stoked with grass of the field.

These flowers and grass are temporary:

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

They are “here today and gone tomorrow” yet God takes care of them. And yet, we in our human frailty, let anxiety push faith out and we question God’s goodness, His provision, and His love for us.

Notice He didn’t say, “you of no faith.” He says that our faith is there but needs to be grown.

Your Father Knows

[Slide] “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:31-33)

Again, Jesus tells them “do not be anxious” and gives us a glimpse into our fretful hearts asking if God is really going to take care of us.

And then, He drops a truth bomb on them. When you allow worry and anxiety to control you, you are acting like an unbeliever, or that context, a Gentile.

What’s the difference between a Gentle and a Jesus follower? The last half of that verse decades it loud and clear.

“…and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.”

Paul wrote:

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Cor 9:8) 

God is our Father and we are His children. He is omniscient and knows our needs before we even have them. He loves us and promises to provide for us.

I know that actually saying the word “father” brings up anxiety in some of you. But God is not like your dad. God can be trusted to provide for you in a way that will be for your good and His glory. He can be trusted.

We come to one of the most memorized and quoted verses in all the Bible:

[Slide] “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

I love the way Eugene Peterson paraphrases this verse:

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” (Matthew 6:33, The Message)

It’s all a matter of perspective. Jesus says to actively intensively search out God’s kingdom and righteousness and God will provide what you need to accomplish that.

Don’t Borrow Trouble

[slide] “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

For the fourth time in these verses, Jesus tells them not to worry. This time, He rules out worrying about the future.

Ray Pritchard calls this “borrowing trouble.”

God wants our attention on the present and oftentimes we are focused on what might happen in the future.

Ed Welch, a Christian psychologist, says that much of our anxiety comes from our desire to eliminate uncertainty. We want to know what the future holds.

We might not know what the future holds but we know who holds the future!

Lamentations 3 states it beautifully:

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;  great is your faithfulness.” (Lam 3:22-23)

God will provide what you need for that day. His mercies are new every morning.

My father-in-law Patrick taught me that “the purpose is in the process and the process is the purpose.” Most of us are looking out over the horizon, scanning for danger and what ifs.

In doing so, we miss what is right in front of us that God wants to teach us. That’s where sanctification happens - in the right here and right now.

Trust Him with tomorrow. He’s already there.

The Pandemic of Anxiety

It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans deal with mild to moderate forms of anxiety.

Anxiety is a normal emotion. We all feel it. A little bit of anxiety is good for us. It keeps us sharp and on our toes.

I’ve been preaching many years but I always feel a little rush of anxiety right before I get up to preach.

I felt a LOT of anxiety right before I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane last year!

Anxiety becomes a problem when it is pervasive. When it is overwhelming. When you can’t shake it off.

It is characterised by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some possible contingency.

A woman feared for years that her house would be broken into. One night they heard a noise and the husband went down to investigate. He found a young man trying to crawl through the window. They both froze. Finally the man said, “What’s your name kid?” The kid said stuttering, “Brad sir.”

The man replied, “Well Brad. Come with me upstairs. My wife has been waiting years to meet you.”

Remember, the word means to be pulled in different directions.

Chronic anxiety can disrupt your sleep patterns, cause high blood pressure, leads to more depression, and can lead to heart disease.

The average age of diagnoses is 10-11 years old. In fact, it’s been said that the Millennials and Gen Z are the most stressed generation ever.

The amount of stress that a typical high school student deals with today is the same level as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s.

Social media plays a huge part in this stress and anxiety. Never before has a generation been so bombarded with information and so “connected” while feeling incredibly isolated.

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is a pandemic among our teens who feel that can never measure up to the Instagram influencers.

Anxiety is caused by the amygdala in our brains firing and dumping stress hormones that cause a flight or fight response.

As I’ve said, that’s normal.

I was swimming in a river in North Carolina when a stick floated past me. When looking closer, the stick had eyes! It was a snake.

My friends said that I came very close to walking on water trying to get away from that snake.

That’s healthy. When that happens, your brain can take up to 16 hours to stabilize again.

But if your brain is constantly flooded with these hormones, anxiety can become a constant, chronic reality.

It can become so bad that the symptoms can mimic a heart attack.

During my days working at the psychiatric hospital, I would do assessments on patients in the ER.

Many times, I got to sit by the bed of a bewildered patient who thought that they were dying of a heart attack only to discover that they were physically fine. They had experienced a panic attack.

Some people worry over the past. Some worry over the present. Some worry over the future.

I have a dear friend whose mind is flooded with fear and worries constantly. She then feel guilty about being anxious so she repents and gives her fears to God only to find herself right back pattern. She she feel more guilty which leads to more anxiety. It’s exhausting to her.

One researcher proposed that 85% of the things we worry about never happen.

Out of the 15% that do happen, 79% of people found that they handled it better than they thought and that they learned valuable lessons though the events.

I often ask, “What’s the worst that can happen?”

I’ve read Tim Challies blog every morning for over a decade. He’s a pastor in Canada and recently his 20 year old son Nick was playing a game with his friends and fiancee and collapsed and died. They don’t know the cause.

He wrote this yesterday about preparing for his son’s funeral:

“All who had the privilege of knowing Nick grieve his passing and remember him with fondness. All who share his faith eagerly anticipate the day they will see him again. His parents, sisters, and fiancée say, through tears, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

How do we handle our anxiety in a way that honors God?

Let’s turn to Philippians 4.

A Prescription for Anxiety

[Slide] “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:4-9)

Paul, who wrote this letter chained to a Roman guard, wanted to help his beloved believers at Philippi understand the peace that Jesus can bring in the midst of anxiety.

Max Lucado writes, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable. The prison of anxiety is optional.”

[Slide] Max is has written a very helpful book that I would highly recommend to you entitled, “Anxious For Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World.”

Let’s look at five actions that Paul gives them in this passage:

[Slide]A Choice to Rejoice

When anxiety threatens to overwhelm us, Paul encourages us to rejoice. In fact, he says to rejoice in the Lord always. And just in case they didn’t get in the first time, he repeats it - again I say rejoice!

Rejoice in what He had done for you in the past. Rejoice that you are a child of His. Make a choice to rejoice even in the midst of chaos, fear, and anxiety.

Paul and Silas were arrested, stripped, beaten with rods, and placed in a prison cell with their feet in stocks. I would have probably been throwing myself a pity party but they made a difference choice:

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” (Acts 16:25-26)

The blood on their backs was probably not dry and they didn’t know if they would be alive in the morning but they made a choice to rejoice.

When anxiety is stalking you, sing!

I recently asked my Facebook friends how they deal with anxiety and probably over half of them said that they engage in some sort of worship.

Sometimes that looks like singing or it could be resting in silence or taking a walk in nature and listening to the wind.

2. [Slide] Let your gentleness be known to all.

When we get anxious, we can become sharp tongued with others. Our anxiety spills out of our mouths and hurt the ones we love the most.

Remember that gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. We don’t try to be gentle. We simply tell God that we are not feeling gentle right now and you need the Holy Spirit to help.

We imitate Jesus who said:

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matt 11:28-29) 

3. [Slide] The Lord is near.

When we feel anxious, or fearful, or depressed, God may seem like He is a million miles away. But that’s just our perception.

God is near! You are not alone. He is near. He hasn’t, and will never abandon you. God is near. God is for you. God is near. He know you better than you know yourself. He know what you need. He is near.

David wrote in his journal:

“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

Paul then gives the same command that Jesus does in Matthew 6 - Do not be anxious but he adds “about anything.”

Whoa! Isn’t that a little unrealistic? Surely we can be anxious about certain things like our kids or our 401Ks, right?

Let’s face it. Anxiety/Worry is a sin. It is a lack of trust in God’s goodness, sovereignty and provision. It’s saying that you don’t really think He is for you and that doesn’t He loves you.

Anyone else feeling their toes being crunched?

One of the most important steps you can take in your struggle with anxiety is to simply admit that there are times when you don’t trust God.

Some of you don’t want to admit that because you are afraid it will make you look like a bad Christian.

You are a bad Christian and so am I! We are only as sick as our secrets.

Let’s say it together -

There are times when I don’t trust the goodness of God.

Okay, now that we are being honest, what does Paul say to do?

4. [Slide] Present Your Requests to God

Paul writes in every situation, by prayer (general prayer) and petition (specific prayer requests), with thanksgiving, tell your Heavenly Father about what’s going on.

When you start to feel that tension, that weird heart rate, the sweat, the panic, don’t pretend like it’s not there.

Anxiety is like the check engine light of our soul that is telling us it’s time to pray.

Get alone and simply tell God what’s going on. Thank Him that He loves you even when you’re anxious. Give thanks that He promises He will see you through it.

Don’t run from Him. Run to Him.

Peter said something similar when he quotes from Psalm 55:

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)

The word casting mean to throw onto. Imagine that were are throwing hay bales on a truck. That’s what God wants you to do. Cast your anxiety on Him. Why? Because He cares for you. He loves you. He is near.

The old hymn says:

What a Friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

[Slide] What’s the promise?

[Slide] “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” (v. 7)

God promises that His peace, which is far beyond our human comprehension, will be a garrison around your thoughts and emotions. The only source of this peace is “in Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah writes:

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)

Jesus told His disciples in John 14:

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

And in John 16:

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

[Slide] Max Lucado gives us this acronym:

Celebrate what God has done

Ask for God’s Help

Leave your concerns with God

Meditate on positive things

[Slide] “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:6-7) 

The battle with anxiety is fought in the mind.

Craig Groeschel gives this cycle that we get into that feels very much like running on a hamster wheel.

We feel anxious ————> Take Control —————> We fear losing control —————> attempt to stay in control ——-> more anxiety

We can not control everything. In fact, there is very little we actually can control. We can’t fix everything.

But we can make a decision what we will allow our minds to focus on. That’s why Paul says that:

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Cor 10:5)

When that anxious thought comes into our minds, we are to lasso it and throw it back out.

Satan is a thief that wants to steal your peace, kill your trust, and destroy your assurance of God’s love for you.

Listen to this next sentence carefully:

Every single thing that we worried about will seem completely silly and irrelevant 20,000 years from now.

What else Works?

Prayer should be our first response to anxiety but there are a lot of additional activities that help.

When Paul says “do not worry about anything” that is in the present tense. This is not talking about anxiety that we all feel but the kind of anxiety that keeps you from enjoying life and all that God has for you.

Some people are worriers. Grandma Stepro is a worrier. She worries about everyone all the time.

First, let me say that for people with chronic, crippling anxiety the first step is to go to your doctor and have blood work done.

You may benefit from counseling and learning coping mechanisms to deal with your anxiety.

You may also benefit from medication. Some anxiety is caused by chemicals in the brain being out of whack.

I actually stopped reading a book this week about anxiety when the author said that Christians shouldn’t take medication for chronic anxiety.

Would we tell a diabetic to just trust God more and not take their insulin? Of course not!

Recently I asked this question on Facebook: How do you handle anxiety?

Here’s what Katie said about medication:

I've been taking medication for about two years. It's life changing.

I'm not saying that prayer, meditation, or other forms of relaxation don't work. They definitely do and they are great tools.

I wish there wasn't such a stigma on medication. It can be literally life saving.

Here are some of the varied responses I received:

Katie Jo wrote: Time in nature, intentionally noticing things (appreciate the enjoyable, acknowledge and remedy, if possible, the undesirable), swinging (playground, porch, hammock), music, silliness/laughter, snuggling my husband and kiddos, petting friends' pets, writing, accomplishing easy tasks - do the next right thing, in love Bare feet on the earth, drink water, campfire, stretching, focused breathing, simplify spaces, use special things (don't always save favorites for a better day), express gratitude

Carrie wrote: Prayer/Music and sound wisdom from my husband

Kim wrote: Walking, music and singing, dancing, being creative with decorating or organizing or building something

Becky wrote Focus on God’s truth in the moment of panic/anxiety... instead of spiraling with my own crazy self dialogue. (Which is usually pretty negative in those moments) Repeating His worth of me, praying, focusing on His beauty in nature, something along those lines, to reel me back in. I’ve tried all the worlds answers for anxiety and depression, (drinking, drugs, distraction, all the unhealthy things) and they would work, temporarily. No long term peace or satisfaction.

Let me make an observation that all human behavior, unless you are psychotic, is purposeful. We want to maximize pleasure and minimize pain.

Some people with anxiety and depression drink and/or dabble in drugs because they are trying to self medicate. It helps in the short run but is destructive in the long run.

Carrie wrote: As someone who has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (mild), some big steps in my own journey have been self-care and knowing when I needed medication. I make sure to take time for myself, particularly when I am stressed and busy. I find calm ways to be "productive" -- crocheting, reading, folding laundry, etc. I make sure to go to the doctor for check ups and follow instructions on taking medication to deal with my anxiety, as well.

Shiann wrote: Make a list in my head of all the things I’m thankful for.

Jenna wrote: I do 20 min of stretching and slow breathing with relaxation music before bed, and sometimes thru out the day.I slow down my pace when I find myself getting frantic.I also have meds to ensure I get sleep if I can sense an episode coming. Rest usually helps keep it at bay.

Ken wrote: Remind myself not to "borrow" trouble. Too many times I found myself anxious about things that didn't ever happen. I tell myself I'll deal with it if it does happen, but until then, I won't let it occupy space in my mind.

Dominic wrote: My 25 minute car ride in to work is spent in silence; no music or news. It’s almost like meditation in that simply focusing on the road and drive itself leaves no room for distractions from other thoughts. It’s like a reset before I go to the office. Silence is golden. Get it wherever you can.

Terri wrote: I play the piano

Ethel wrote:  I do a lot of praying and i sing hymns out loud. 

Cindy wrote: Talk to God like I do my therapist. Quote scripture

Controlled breathing

Spa Radio on Pandora.

5 minute break in the bathroom

Meta wrote: I go for a drive if I can or take a walk in nature.

Magan wrote : I usually run and listen to Christian music

Bridget wrote: Time with God, Exercise, try to be outside in nature, doing one of my hobbies that fills me up (reading, writing, etc), I recently started taking CBD oil as well which has been really helpful

Caroline wrote: when i get anxiety attacks I take deep breaths, lay down if i can, drink water and i always have to have someone with me, it’s calming to know i’m not alone.

Lisa summed it up nicely:

I think it’s very important to remind people that there’s nothing wrong with you anxiety is completely normal. You’re not broken it’s not that you’re a bad Christian it is your way that your body is reacting to stress.

Lisa is on to why I actually just read of that to you. If you experience anxiety, you are not alone. You are not broken. You are bad. You are human.

Each person I have quoted has found positive ways to deal with the anxiety that comes from living in a fallen world.

Well, all except Rachel who simply wrote: I buy more cats.

We need to pray for Rachel’s soul. :)

I want to end today by letting you hear the journey of a friend of ours named Casey. She grew up in our youth group and now is an amazing woman of God. Listen to her story of learning to thrive even in the midst of her anxiety.

[Casey Interview]

Did you know that Jesus experienced anxiety to the point that drops of blood dripped for His forehead?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus wrestled with His human heart with anxiety concerning the cross. He asked His Father is there was another way. He finally simply surrendered to the Father’s will and said, “Not my will but Yours be done.”

That a prayer of surrender. That’s the pray that God wants us to pray when we are anxious.

Ending Video: Hold Me Jesus - Rich Mullins