Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

Stress and Anxiety

In the Word

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:6–7).

Of the Word

I was very nervous to be a new mom. I sometimes wondered if I was doing the right thing at the right time in the right way. I assumed people were watching me, especially when I was out in public. I even went so far as to seek affirmation from my husband and mom on different occasions.

Maybe you deal with similar anxieties, or perhaps you have others that creep up on you from time to time. Life has a way of stressing us out, bringing us down, and putting us on edge. God, however, will do just the opposite.

When we are weak, God is strong and will lift us up. When we are worried, He promises peace. He replaces stress with strength. In all of life’s trials, God’s love for us is unconditional. We can confidently ask Him for anything we need, and He will never turn away from us.

Walking with my Lord

Heavenly Father, help me come to You with all of my anxieties knowing that You care for me and will see me through. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Love, Laughter, and Lullabies. DCE Amanda Stacy, author. 27/30 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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