KEEP FROM WORRYING?
In our daily life , even believers are worried about the future. Our heavenly Father knows that you need all these things and He said "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" ( Matt 6: 33 ). "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things, Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" ( Matt 6: 34 ). If you trust God's promise, He will fulfill the desire of your heart ( Psalm 37: 4 ). Worry is the great danger in believer's life and it can take you far away from fellowship with God and His promise given unto you.
( 1 ) Worrying is choosing not to trust God.
"Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, Do not worry, it only cause harm" (Psalm 37: 8).
Anger and worry are the two most destructive emotions in our life which revealed a lack of faith that God loves us and is in control. Don't worry, instead we should trust in God and keep our life delight in Him with safekeeping. When you dwell on your problems, you will have anxious and angry but if you concentrate on God and His goodness, you will find peace. Where do you focus your attention?
( 2 ) Worry can harmful in our life.
Jesus tells us that not to worry about tomorrow (Matt 6: 34).
Because of the ill effects of worry, it can damage your health, cause the object of your worry to consume your thought, disrupt your productivity, negatively affect the way you treat others and reduce the ability of your trust in God. How many ill effects of worry are you experiencing?
( 3 ) Focus God what He can do will detour worry.
Your primary focus of seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matt 6: 33) will fill your thought with His desire to take His character for your pattern and to serve and obey Him everything. What is really important to you? If you priority is in the nature of world, it will bump God out of first place, if you don't actively choose to give Him first in every area of your life.
( 4 ) Keep things in proper perspective.
Planning for tomorrow is time well spent, worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Careful planning is thinking ahead about goals, steps and schedules and trusting in God's guidance. When done well, planning can help alleviate worry. Worrying in contrast is being consumed by fear and finding it
difficult to trust God. Don't let worries about tomorrow affect your relationship with God today.
( 5 ) Worry can be replaced with something better- Prayer.
Is it possible without worrying in our life in your job, in your home, school etc? "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thanks Him for all He has done" (Phil 4: 6). Paul's advice is to turn our worries into prayer. Do you want to worry less? When ever you start to worry, stop and pray.
( 6 ) God's peace can replace worry.
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" (John 14: 27).
True peace is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict, or in good feelings. It comes from knowing that God is in control. Our citizenship in Christ's kingdom is sure (Phil 3: 20). Our destiny is set, and we can have victory over sin. Let God's peace guard your heart against anxiety.
The master liar Satan can make you worry in your life, but remember that our Lord Jesus Christ finished work on the cross with victory over Satan and by His blood protects you from the attack of Satan. Believe in the word of God, it is His promise, and the power of His Word will bring you peace and prosperous in your life. Are you ready for relationship with Lord Jesus Christ to overcome worry?
[ Reference Scripture ]
Psalm 37: 4 [NIV]
4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Phil 3: 18-20 [NIV]
18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
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