WINNING OVER WORRY
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; 'For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.' "
Make a choice right now to trust God in all your ways.
2. Understand that satan tries to make us think we have no choice but to worry.
The enemy speaks in “partial truths” but God’s Word is complete truth.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
You can “hold fast” in your faith.
3. Contentment helps in the battle against worry.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:
I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The famed German writer Goethe offered a list of nine requisites for contented living. They are as timely now as they were when he wrote them 200 years ago.
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
“Love enough to move you to be useful to others.
Faith enough to make the real things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”
1 Timothy 6:6-7
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
4. Realize you have more control over your thoughts than you might think.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
Sometimes our thoughts have to be “brought into captivity”. They have to be “lassoed” and brought down like a wild animal. It’s not easy but it can be done.
Make a choice today to not give in to the thoughts of doubt and despair. Choose to trust God and His word. It will never fail.