Have an upcoming doctor appointment waiting for answers? Why worry?
Don’t know if a diagnosis will be good or bad? Why worry?
Think that worrying shows you care or motivates? You are wrong. It actually does the opposite.
We were born to worship not worry. We were made to give our worries to God and let Him carry the burdens. We were meant to lean into community and not face life’s uncertainties alone.
But, that is when the enemy creeps into our minds. He plants seeds of worry or encourages us to go it alone.
DON’T DO IT!
Calm yourself down. Don’t let your mental worry state translate to your body and put yourself in a state of agitation. To do this: “take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10.5) Then, “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG)
There is power in numbers too. So, grab a fellow Christian and pray about the things that worry you. If one of us alone can send 1,000 demons flying, two together will put 10,000 to flight. (Deuteronomy 32.30) Why worry with those odds?!?!
“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:27 NLT)
Of course not! So why do it?
It will take practice to worry less, but I promise it will help you live a fuller life that is filled with more peace than you can ever imagine.
Here’s how to do it: “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 HCSB)
When you do, others will wonder and marvel at how you do and ask how you do it.
Then, you must tell them about Jesus the author and perfecter (or finisher) of our faith. (Hebrews 12.2)
When we leave our worries with the Lord, others will see us…
Just do it! Leave your worries with the Lord.
Here’s a post to look back called exactly that: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/09/04/just-do-it/
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