“And he said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’”
The risen Lord calls us to take heart and rely on our faith to support us.
Tue Bible addresses the subject of worry throughout the Old and New Testaments.
We can only imagine the stresses experienced by the people of Israel as they escaped from servitude in Egypt and wandered in the wilderness in search of the land that God had promised to them. And the disciples of Jesus must have lived in terror of the Roman authorities; so did Paul and the members of the early church, who faced persecution on a daily basis.
The message of the Bible to the worriers in its pages and to believers today is utterly consistent:
God is our rock and our refuge, always available to give us the strength we need to survive the stresses of our lives.
God Bless You