Amen! Cast your cares upon Him. He cares for you.
I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety. They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out. The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes it difficult to access short term memory (“I just can’t think straight”) or make smart decisions.
This isn’t only happening in the classroom, however! We all suffer from anxiety in today’s hectic, high-powered, high-stress world. So what can we do to combat this?
This year, I’ve adopted a theme verse for my classroom. It is Philippians 4:6-7:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto God.”
I told my students that to boil this verse down and make it super easy to remember, our class…
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