Thursday, February 11, 2021

An Important Key to Stop Worring

By: Shari A. Miller

I don't know about you but, there are times in my life when I give worry to much control. Whether it be in the area of marriage, politics, finances, problems with friends, health problems, or worries about the future. The enemy just loves to whisper that still small voice into our ears, "What if my husband is going to file for divorce? What if my kids will never give their lives to God? What if I have COVID? What if I'll never be healed?" Satan can fill our minds with so much doubt that it can make our heads spin.

Sisters, life doesn't have to be this way.

As I go through my journey with metastatic breast cancer God has taught me...

An Important Key to Stop Worrying.

He has consistently told me to get into His Word!

For example, one area that causes worry for me is my doctor's visits that reveal the answers to test results such as, PET scans or brain MRI's. While I sit in the lobby, waiting to be called back, instead of worrying, I pull out a deck of cards that my daughter gave me. These cards contain, scripture for overcoming worry. They are bound by a ring and neatly done. She got them off of Amazon. You wouldn't need to buy them, you could make your own by printing various verses on 3*5 cards, or you could just carry your Bible with you. The point is, to dig deep into God's truth instead of listening to Satan's lies. Below I have listed some of the verses contained in the cards for future reference for you.

"I know the Lord if always with me. I will not be shaken,  for He is right beside me." - Psalm 16:8

"You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." - Psalm 18:28

"Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you." - Psalm 143:8

"My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever." - Psalm 73:26

"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4

'He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection." - Revelation 91:4

"I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry."  - Psalm 40:1

These verses are a small sampling of what you can use to draw closer in your relationship with God. We need to remember that worrying will get us no where. It will not solve our problems, it will not draw us closer to God, it will not set a good example to our children, friends, and family. 

However, reading and memorizing his Word will give you a sense of peace like you've never dreamed of.

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." - Isaiah 26:3

God's Word confirms what we've been talking about, we will have perfect peace when our focus is on our Savior because we will trust him. I am not perfect at following through with this, there are times I fail. However, when I follow through and hide his Word in my heart over and over again, I have a peace like I have never felt before.

Friends, what helps you to stop worrying? Do you have favorite scriptures that bring you peace?

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