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Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7 NCV

When Kris was in high school, she stayed busy.

Staying in touch with her was difficult. Then she entered college, where she got even busier, balancing classes and working a part-time job. Kris was once close to the Lord, but her overloaded schedule seemed to have no room for God or church. She drifted. Presently, she has a job that has taken her far away from home. 

Kris has become a workaholic and has anxiety problems. I believe she tried to escape the pain of having a mom with emotional issues by staying so busy that she couldn’t feel or deal with anything. 

I can relate. My mom was an alcoholic and committed suicide when I was fourteen. This created many emotional issues for me. Thankfully, in high school, I went to a group that helped me. I learned I couldn’t run away from my problems. I needed to deal with them.

I know that Kris struggles. Her prayers for her mom were not answered as she hoped. Her mom got worse, which caused Kris to turn away from God and not deal with her emotions. Kris needs to give her worries to the Lord and trust Him. He would take away her anxiety problems, and she would have peace in her heart.

The Lord enabled me to give my worries to Him during difficult times of my life. When we give our worries to Jesus, He will bring peace to our hearts. Depending on the circumstances, He can also take away the problem. God cares for us. We merely need to trust Him.

Ask God to help you give your troubles to Him. 

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.