Mike: With all that’s going on with coronavirus, it’s a crazy kind of time. If you’re like me, you can get stuck in a cycle of worry about all that’s going on. Then anxiety takes hold and you end up wondering, “Am I going to be okay?”
Sally: Right. Then that cycle starts repeating in your head and can easily spin out of control.
Mike: You know, there’s a scripture you’ll have heard before when it comes to anxiety. It’s Philippians 4:6–7 and it says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” And then it says, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Sally: That’s an amazing place to be, isn’t it?
Mike: Absolutely. But a lot of us stop after those couple of verses. But the very next one is pretty powerful because it shows that there’s a part for us to play, too, as we turn to God with our anxieties. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Sally: So it’s our choice where we go with our anxious thoughts. And that’s a way we can help one another. We all need someone who’s got our back. Someone who can say “Give me a call. Let me remind you of the truths of God’s Word.”
Mike: And that’s what Family Life Radio is here for too—to refocus us on our great God so we don’t lose hope when everything around us is going crazy.
Sally: So thanks for inviting us into your life. Whatever your worries, I pray that as you listen to Family Life Radio, you’ll find a message of encouragement to help you experience hope in Jesus!