One of the books I’m reading “From Clutter to Clarity” has a chapter on living a worry-free life. I wanted to share some of that with you. I know a lot of ladies struggle with worry and fear and I hope that this will be a blessing to them.
“Often when problems come, we run around wasting time and energy reacting rather than concentrating on what we can logically do to deal with the situation.”
“How much time do you spend each day fretting about things over which you have no control? And even with those things you can control, do you often worry whether your best efforts are good enough? Worry is the ultimate freeloader. It takes so much out of us yet gives back nothing in return. No onlyis worry unproductive, it’s actually counterproductive because it drives us to do the opposite of what we need to do. Worry causes us to focus on ourselves–what we can do to fix the situation–rather than on God and His infinite ability to handle whatever challenges come our way.”
“Guard Your Mind Against Worry. Be aggressive in not allowing your mind to wander down the path of worry. Just like contentment thieves, thoughts of worry can sneak back in when you don’t expect them. These thoughts can quickly and easily shatter your trust and steal your peace of mind. When worry tries to sneak back in after you’ve let it go, be ruthless. Stop worry dead in its tracks by replacing thoughts of worry with thoughts of trust.”
I like that last sentence because I can replace those thoughts of worry with Scriptures that tell me that God has everything under control. Nothing that happens to me (or will happen) are beyond God’s control. In fact, they are ordained by God for my good. I rememeber reading in another book that not trusting God is like saying He is a liar! He has said in His word that He can be trusted (and has proved it over and over in my life) and when I worry or don’t trust, I’m calling Him a liar.
Trust God. Give every situation over to Him. Memorize Scripture about trusting God. We have the power of the Holy Spirit within us to overcome the sin of worry. We just need to appropriate it!!