Philippians 4:6: Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.
Whoa there, Kelly!! Back that horse up.... Didn't we do this yesterday???
Yes, yes we did. It appears we are going to do a mini study on this certain verse in Philippians. God wouldn't let me leave it alone. It needed another day to be studied further.
Yesterday, we talked about Thanking God for answering prayers. Today, we are going to talk about worry.
Oh.My.Word. I'm going to admit it (might as well). I'm horrible at this... worry is one thing I'm pretty good at.
I used to think worry was my middle name. I honestly used to think that if I didn't 'worry' about something that it meant I didn't care. Twisted thinking? Yes!
Now that I have started studying the Bible, I KNOW to give my worries over to God. I'm actually much better at it than I used to be.
The notes in my Bible said, "If you want to worry less, pray more." Wow, that's a novel idea! And I truly mean that. That's great advice. Matthew 6:27 says, "Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?"
That is so true.
Why do I worry? Well, I worry because I want to control things... control the outcome, but I can't. No one can, but God. When I feel worry coming on, I need to pray and give it to God. Worry will not do me any good.
Why do you worry?
In all honesty, worry probably shortens our life more than lengthens it because of stress related medical problems it can cause.
That doesn't mean that we shouldn't use common sense. Not worrying that a car will hit you and not looking both ways before crossing the street is foolish. But for everything else, give it to God. He doesn't want you... me...US... to worry.
This is hard for me too-- But how awesome is it that we don't HAVE to worry! That we can give things to God to take care of. That is our Job. To pray for things.... not to worry about them.
Lets all remember: Worry LESS by praying MORE!
God Bless you!!!!
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