Our society is locked in a great struggle with anxiety. The Bible tells us how to deal with anxiety. We are instructed to “cast” our anxiety onto God.

There is plenty to be anxious about. Satan and the powers of darkness are prowling around like lions, looking for a chance to steal, kill, and destroy the life within us. One of his preferred tactics is to point to circumstances we cannot control or understand.

This verse doesn’t tell us to deny this reality. In fact, it tells us to be alert and sober. To see the reality for what it is. Life is filled with peril. We are often put down, ignored, passed over, and abused. We are taken advantage of and taken for granted. We don’t get the recognition we think we deserve. All sources of anxiety.

The answer to anxiety is the same no matter the source: humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand. Cast our anxieties upon Him. Trust He cares for us, and will lift us up in due time. His time. We sometimes try to avoid anxiety by hiding from reality. Or perhaps we try to control it by seeking control over uncontrollable circumstances. Both are futile.

Anxiety is not pain. The pain will likely remain. But there is no need to remain anxious. God is in control. He desires our best. He will see that all things are put to right. It is hard to wait for His time, we prefer things to be done on our time. But God will decide what is “due time.” If we believe this, our reasons for worry diminish greatly.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
– 1 Peter 5:6-8