Week 47


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

There are times when we feel down and unhappy. Even Jesus Christ was not always happy on earth. There were times when he shed tears. When we swallow our anxiety and sadness and keep it inside us, it can become physical and mental health issues for us. I have a group chat on my phone with my four close friends. We understand one another without judgment. We do not minimize or compare our problems. Our group chat is a little space of freedom where we can say whatever we want and pour out what is on our mind. After sharing my unhappiness and burden, I usually feel lighter. This is also one way to follow Jesus’ example, who invites us to cast our anxiety on Him because He cares for us. Let us be friends who offer one another love, understanding, and a shoulder to help bear the burdens. The word of God in Proverbs 17:17 (CEV) says, “A friend is there to help, in any situation, and relatives are born to share our troubles.” The same Bible verse in the New Living Translation says, “A friend is always loyal,  and a brother is born to help in time of need.” No doubt all of us need such friends!

Dear God, thank you for inviting us to cast our anxiety, our unhappiness on You just so You can lighten our hearts.  Please help us to be friends who share in bearing the burdens of each other. 

In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.