Worry can consume even the most steadfast and faithful servants. God never intended for worry to enter our lives. He loves us and steadily takes care of us…worry is not a part of His plan!

 

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

His desire is for Christians to FULLY trust in Him, to give Him their complete confidence. The sad truth is that many of us fall short of this.

 

Here are a few simple ways to put TRUST into action…and worry in the backseat!

 

1. Start Your Day with an Honest Prayer

 

Give the Lord your worries at the start of every day. Whatever it might be. Your mortgage, your bills, your kid’s upcoming college tuition. He will listen, and He does care. Give it to Him in the utmost honesty, because He already knows how you feel…before you even pray about it!

 

2. Deliberately Give Your Problems to Him

 

At the end of that prayer, make sure you go out of your way to say, “Lord, this is now in your hands.” Give it specifically to Him, because in the end, He is the one that will take care of it! His heart is to watch over you, and going this extra step to give Him the praise will only cause your relationship with Him to grow even stronger.

 

3. Meditate on Scripture that Causes You to Trust

 

One of the best ways to guard against ungodly emotions and feelings is to hide scripture in your heart. Have it ready on the tip of your tongue so you can fight whatever emotional battle comes your way. Meditate on scriptures that specifically cause YOU to trust in the Lord, and that minister to YOUR needs.

 

In case you need a little help getting started, here are a few of our favorites:

John 14:27

 

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

 

Philippians 4: 6-7

 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

 

Psalm 55:22

 

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”

 

Start each new day giving the Lord your praise and He will turn back around and bless you for it. Never forget His promises and find peace in His great, almighty plan!

How do you combat against worry? Do you have a specific way to give your trust over to Him? Share it with us below!

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2 thoughts on “How to Handle Worry

  • June 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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    I loved this! It was sensible and gave answers to common questions Christians ask. So many times we are told sweetly, “Just give it all to Jesus” with no guidelines as to how to exactly do that. That is why I enjoy having practical application attached to my blogs and it is so gratifying to find others who do the same! Well done and blessings to you,

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    • June 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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      Ellie thank you for your sweet comment! You are so right, it’s important to know exactly what it takes to “give it to Him”. Thank you for your wisdom!

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