Quit Worrying Because
You can quit worrying because God says to not worry. That’s the beginning point. We want to obey God’s Word. If He said to quit worrying, there must be a way to do so. It takes filling your minds with God’s thoughts from His instruction manual and letting the new thoughts be in our renewed minds and in our mouth. Worry is a very damaging habit to indulge in. Sadly, I used to spend hours each day with worry thoughts creeping in, and I didn’t know how to get free from this prison.
God’s Word is Explicit
Phillipians 4:6-7 is very clear. We are told very specifically to not worry and it even says about ANYTHING. Anything? That sounds every so impossible. But apparently it isn’t. Could we even say that worry is a sin? Yes, I believe we can.
The next verse tells us exactly what to think on: things good, and pure, and lovely, and of a good report.
The pathway to freedom is to get our minds renewed with God’s promises. Practice thinking on these. Ask for God’s mighty grace, reminding him that He already paid the price for our freedom from sin. Each time a worry thought creeps around, change channels to Channel GOOD (good thoughts). Speak words from the GOOD channel. Words are more powerful than thoughts.
Satan walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Thoughts of worry commune with the enemy and bring great danger to us.
- Borrowing trouble that cannot be paid back
- Brooding over what may not happen
- A burden borrowed from tomorrow and others who should care it
- Mental and physical suicide
- A grave-digger that has no sympathy
- Needless and wastes time and effort that should be spent on worth-while things
- A robber of faith, peace, and trust in a never-failing, heavenly Father
- Anxiety over that which is nothing today and less tomorrow, in view of faith
- Anticipating troubles which seldom come to those who trust God
- Torment over something that will likely be a blessing if it comes
- Foolish, for whatever is going to happen cannot be stopped by worry; and if it doesn’t happen, there is nothing to worry about. Should adversities actually come, one may still be victorious by trusting in God.