Week 29 Thursday

A Lightweight Heart

Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 11-12

Key verse: Proverbs 12:25

     Do you ever feel “weighed down” – like you just can’t find the energy to do even the smallest thing, much less anything important?

     If so, you may want to see if anxiety is the culprit.

The Bible says,

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”

When that scripture refers to the heart it means more than just the beating organ in your body, or for that matter, mere “feelings.”  It refers to the very center and source of your life energy and vitality.

Anxiety can wreak havoc on that.

No wonder that so many run to drugs, alcohol, over-spending, over-eating, work, porn, and a hundred other “diversions” to deal with the problem.

Faith is the better way.

Jesus, in the New Testament, has this to say about the vexing, heavy problem of anxiety:

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? . . . . Seek first the kingdom of God and all (your needs) will be (taken care of) as well.”

Is it easy?  No.  Does it mean you won’t ever feel that pang in your gut or feel “weighed down” by life’s hassles?  No.

But, with faith, you’ll find the weight a little easier to bear.

Prayer: Lord, when I feel burdened by the weight of anxiety, lift me up, with your love and your guidance.  AMEN.


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