In a day when we have more than we’ve ever had, we are more anxious than we’ve ever been.

Think about that statement. 

Americans are under siege from anxiety, worry, and depression. Some of these are very real physical disorders and need professional care. All of these need the blessings and help of God in their lives.

How can we work to overcome our anxiety and worry? 

First and foremost, give thanks for what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t have. I won’t write anymore about this because it’s coming in detail in a sermon, but this statement is filled with truth. Gratitude blesses your life. It fills it with meaning and significance. 

While gratitude might not solve all our issues with anxiety, it will help immensely, and it will please God. Those are two good reasons to be grateful. 

For the month of November, I will be preaching about gratitude. In December, it will be about blessings. Focusing on what God has done and emphasizing His goodness and His gifts will help us immensely. 

I pray that God will bless you in the coming months as you seek Him.

– Waylon Bailey