Friday, August 7, 2020

How to Stop Your Worry Habit

By: Sarah Geringer 

Are you a worrier? You probably know deep down that worrying doesn’t accomplish anything. But many Christians still struggle with worry. You are not alone in your struggle.

To overcome worry, it’s important to replace anxious thoughts with God’s Word. In that way, your mind will be transformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ, who never worried.

These comforting verses will help you break your habit of worrying. Meditate on them daily, and when an anxious thought pops into your mind, counter the thought with one of these truths.

 “The Lord Himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry.” 

Deuteronomy 31:8

Remember that God goes before you in every situation that causes worry.

God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. 

Psalm 18:30

God is your shield against the slings of Satan's arrows intended to incite worry.

“Don’t be afraid! Don’t worry! I have always told you what will happen. You are my witnesses. There is no other God but me. I know of no other Rock; I am the only One.”  

Isaiah 44:8

No one else is capable of rescuing you from worries - only God.

 “Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.” 

Matthew 6:26–27

Every time you are tempted to worry, look at the birds and reflect on God's loving care.

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 

Matthew 6:34

Take one day at a time, asking God to help you moment by moment. This daily act of surrender will increase your trust in him and decrease your worry.

We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. They are the people He called because that was His plan. 

Romans 8:28

God can use every bad thing that tempts you to worry to create good in the long run.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 

2 Corinthians 4:17

From an eternal perspective, everything you worry about is short-lived.

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. 

Philippians 4:6

Worry is your cue to open a conversation with God in prayer.

Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 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. 

Philippians 4:7

When you seek God at the first sign of worry, you will be rewarded with perfect peace.

Now, do you feel more relaxed and free after meditating on God’s truths? Over time, your worries will decrease and your peace will increase as you hide God’s word in your heart through meditation.

Here's a prayer to encourage you today:

Heavenly Father,

I praise you for your perfect wisdom.
You never initiate a situation to tempt me to worry.
Instead, you use concerning situations to help me trust you more.
I admit that I often choose to worry first, then turn to you.
Help me to turn to you first in prayer, every time I'm worried.
Through the power of your word, help me overcome my worry.
I thank you in advance for the peace you will give me in exchange for worry.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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