Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 9 : 35 – 36

This passage is still relevant today especially during these exceptional circumstances. Being worried about things is an emotion that can take over your life.

There are various things we can do:

Deep Breathing

Positive thoughts

Meditation/mindfulness

Muscle relaxation

Writing down your worries

However, the one that can have the most positive results is talking to someone, mainly because talking face to face with someone you can trust can be very effective. Whoever the person, they need to listen without judgement. Keeping worries to yourself will only cause them to build up till they overwhelm you so you need to have a strong support team.

Nevertheless, as Christians we should try not be anxious but take everything to God in prayer as he is our strong support team.

Prayer: Remember the old hymn – What a friend we have in Jesus:

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!

Amen

Action: Will we be a good listener when someone is worried?

Will we relieve worry rather than cause it?

Will we carry everything to god in prayer?

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