365 times, the Bible commands its readers not to worry – that’s one directive for every day of the year. However, despite the frequency, many of us tend to view it as merely a suggestion, rather than a clear-cut command.

Fear and anxiety are inevitable parts of life that we must all contend with. Yet, as followers of Jesus, we are provided with guidance on how to handle them: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7-8)

God understands the struggles and challenges we face in this world, and He acknowledges the numerous situations that can instill fear in us. However, with each repetition of the command not to fear, He presents Himself as the reason we can obey it. He reminds us of His identity and how we can turn to Him in faith and trust through prayer.

Missed Pastor David’s message on “Living Free from Worry”? Watch here…