LET GO OF WORRY
Once again, I want to be as transparent as possible. All of us worry at times. We have heard the saying “If you are going to worry why pray? And, if you are going to pray, why worry?” In reality, life’s problems can cause anxiety. When you receive a negative report of a personal or family member’s illness, it does take its toll. When you have no finances to cover your responsibilities or providing for your family, it can cause you sleepless nights. Nevertheless, we have to grow in faith and not to worry, which requires work. It requires much prayer and faith to go through the process of trusting God, particularly when you are unsure of the outcome. Look into your heart to see how God has aided you in times past. If He has blessed you in the past, He can do it again. When we worry, we add nothing to our own well-being but risk sleepless nights and risking heart attack or stroke. Read what Philippians 4:7 says about this:
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Paul speaks about the peace of God that passes all understanding. God’s peace is available to us during troubling times and keeps our hearts and minds on Christ Jesus. Reflecting upon Jesus helps us refrain from painful worry. There is no peace like the peace of God. His peace allows restful sleep and assures us that we are not alone, particularly when we are in turmoil. I pray that God keeps our minds stayed on Him. When our minds are stayed on Him, worry does not take center stage. Let us continue to worry less and seek God more. God, in his infinite love, gives us all we need.