By personal observation ,
anxiety is a combination of looming fear, unwanted stress, and abnormal uncertainty. When combined, this mixture can become a very dangerous addictive concoction and I believe that’s why Paul addressed this addiction to the church at Philippi. In Philippians 4:6-7. He said, “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.” Speaking of Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6 he too warned us about sipping on this poisonous ☠️ and often deadly concoction. He explained the necessities like food and clothing are nothing to worry about. Using examples from God’s creation, Jesus teaches that our Heavenly Father knows our needs and cares about them. If God takes care of simple things like grass, flowers, and birds, won’t He also care for people who are created in His image? Rather than worry over things we cannot control, we should “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things [the necessities of life] will be added to you” (verse 33). The bottom line is putting God first is the only cure for anxiety. So if I am speaking to you give God back his rightful place and remember fear, stress, and uncertainty should never be placed in the center of your life because that place belongs to God!