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How Not To Worry

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(Matthew 6:31-32) “So don’t ever worry by saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ because it is the gentiles who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them!”

(1 Peter 5:7) “Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.”

(Philippians 4:6-7) “Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.”

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I worry about things all the time. I even worry about the fact that if I am a disciple of Jesus Christ I am not supposed to worry or get anxious. But no matter how much I try, I end up worrying about the rent, my car breaking down, Covid, my blood sugar, the health of my family or dogs, not having savings for the future, about old debts that need to be paid, worry, worry, worry. Frankly speaking, it gets very exhausting and my only solution is to run to Jesus.

When I read’ in the Bible that worrying about natural needs is what the unbelievers do, it made me realize that I had to be different if I wanted to call myself a disciple of Jesus. I had to stop confessing my fears and start to say “It is well”, and “God is in control and He will provide all my needs”, but inside of me, a storm would still rise at times. However, I noticed that the moment I started to thank God for all the things He was doing for me, my mind would suddenly be at peace.

I started to thank Him for opening my spiritual eyes in order to understand the Bible when I read it. To thank Him for washing away my sins. To thank Him for giving me the right to call Him Father and assuring me everlasting life with Him. According to the Bible, this is the formula for having my mind and my heart at peace and not worrying.

Here is another strategy that has helped me in the past. I sit in prayer and I write down everything I am afraid of, or that worries me. Then I present it to Jesus and tell him that it is no longer my problem but His to handle. Then I rip up the piece of paper and throw it in the bin.

I repeat this as often as needed and even though most of the time the same fears are repeated, eventually, the list gets shorter even if the problems I face are still the same. And as He promises, my heart and mind start to be at rest and completely trust in Jesus.

 

 

Try it! God will not get tired of hearing your fears, nor is He bothered by you constantly asking Him for help with your problems. Your visible peace in times of turmoil is what will attract others to Christ.

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Lord, You deliver him out of them all. The Lord guards all the bones of the righteous, not one of them will be broken.
• Thank You, Father, that You care about our needs and make provision for them.
• Thank You that we can trust in Your promises and you will never fail us.
• Forgive us for worrying about what we will eat or wear.
• Forgive us for not giving priority to our Spiritual needs and focusing only on the natural ones.
• We declare that we will learn to cast our cares on You daily and live a victorious life.
• We activate by faith right now all the blessings, provision, and supernatural help we will need to take care of all we need.
• We receive right now the peace that goes beyond our understanding.
• Guard our hearts and our minds Lord, and set us free from the curse of stress and anxiety.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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