Give up worry and learn to trust God.
Worrying is feeling uneasy or being overly concerned about a situation or problem. With excessive worrying, your mind and body go into overdrive as you constantly focus on “what might happen. “
Worry also has several outcomes. These include high anxiety, panic attacks, affected appetite, and inhibited sleep. Harmful habits such as overeating, drug use, or smoking may also develop as a result. It is far more painful and destructive than you might think.
Worry is a trust issue. Failure to trust God is a sure-fire way to damage your well-being you’re your relationship with God. What worry do you have that you would like to get rid of?
“You cannot serve both God and money. That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life–whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:24b-30.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge, ” Psalm 46:1-3.
“Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalm 55:22.
Question: What do you worry about the most?
Activity: Make a shortlist of strategies to address that worry. Identify the one strategy that you think God would most approve.
Prayer: Dear Father, you have invited us to rely on you in times of distress – to give our burdens to you. We cry out and ask that you give us more trust to turn loose and rely on you. Help us to not be consumed by needless worry. In Jesus name we pray this. Amen.