Commonwealth Policy Center

According to the latest Gallop survey, America is the 23rd happiest nation in the world. Another survey finds that 1/3 of Americans wish that they lived in a different nation. Americans are clearly unhappy. But why? Political upheaval and divisiveness has contributed to this. But so has a poor state of mental health. We are lonely, isolated, and anxious. In a word, we’re disconnected with our Creator. So what’s the solution for unhappiness and especially anxiety? Look to the Lord. And then look to Scripture, where we’re told in Philippians 4:6 to “be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, to let your requests be known to God and the peace that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” This is a truth worth meditating on this weekend.