“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Did you know the earth rotates at the rate of about 1,000 miles per hour? Scary right?
There are a lot of happenings in the world and in our various lives that seem to give us legitimate reasons to worry. However, our anchor scripture is a direct command to not worry! How does one do that?
Jesus describes worry as a futile symptom of little faith.
“…Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?… If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
Matthew 6:27,30 (NLT)
The root cause of worry is a lack of trust in God and his ability to handle that situation. In today’s devotional, we would be looking at ways to deal with worry.
The first way is to pray. Just like our anchor scripture advises, rather than worry, pray. In prayer, you build confidence in the spirit. Give the situation to God and trust He’ll handle it.
Another way out of worry is the study of God’s Word. If worry is a symptom of little faith, build your faith up by reading and hearing the word of God. Remember, “…faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”(Romans 10:17)
A third way out of worry is remembering. Reminding yourself of previous instances where God showed up in different areas of your life soothes away worry because you know if He did it before, He’ll do it again.
Also, remember to speak, call worry out and rebuke it. Tell that situation how big your God is and watch it change.
Lastly, rejoice, knowing that God’s got you regardless of the situation. You’re His child and He’s a good father, He’ll take care of you.
As you go into today, obey God’s word by displacing worry and fear. Walk in boldness and assurance.
SAY THIS: Worry has no place in my life, anxiety has no hold over me. I trust God and I walk in faith knowing all things work together for good.
Bible Reading Plan:
John 1:29-34, James 1:19-27, Ecclesiastes 2:17-26, Jeremiah 5-6