We are told in Scripture to “be anxious for nothing”, “cast our cares on Him”, and to “fear not.” Why is this message repeated many times in the Bible?
One answer is because God knows worry, anxiety and fear are so common to the human experience. There are various reasons for our stress including life itself, poor choices on our part or by others, our thinking patterns and because some of us are naturally more predisposed to anxiety. I believe it is wise to face our fears and in a safe counseling relationship to explore what has contributed to our present condition and to look for ways to improve our situation and resolve the root factors as best we can. For those who are open to learning and growing, we can deepen our relationship with God and experience more of the peace that Christ desires for us to know.