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What to Do with Worries

What to Do with Worries

God did not keep back His own Son, but He gave Him for us. If God did this, won’t He freely give us everything else? — Romans 8:32 CEV

What do we do with our worries?

We take our anxieties to the cross — literally.

Next time you’re worried about your health or house or finances or flights, take a mental trip up the hill. Spend a few moments looking again at the pieces of passion.

Run your thumb over the tip of the spear. Balance a spike in the palm of your hand. Read the wooden sign written in your own language. And as you do, touch the velvet dirt, moist with the blood of God. Blood He bled for you. The spear He took for you. The nails He felt for you. The sign He left for you.

He did all of this for you. Knowing this, knowing all He did for you there, don’t you think He’ll look out for you here?

  • God has never promised a life with no storms. But He has promised to be there when we face them.

We worry. We know we’re not supposed to. We know that in Christ we have every reason not to worry. But life has storms, and we mess up, and then we ask, What if... so we worry. What do we do with those worries? Take them to the One who promises to take care of all our worries. If you need a reminder of how willing He is to carry this “worry load” for you, remember this:

My Scripture of Hope

Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15

God’s Promise to Me

God gave up His own Son for me. Jesus gave up Heaven and died for me. I can trust God to handle my worries. He will fight through life’s storms with and for me.


Worry Stoppers

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

You hate to worry. But what can you do to stop it? These three worry stoppers deserve your consideration:

Pray more. No one can pray and worry at the same time. When we worry, we aren’t praying. When we pray, we aren’t worrying.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

When you pray, you “stay” your mind on Christ, resulting in peace. Bow your knees and banish anxiety.

Want less. Most anxiety stems not from what we need, but from what we want.

Delight yourselves in God, yes, find your joy in Him at all times. — Philippians 4:4 Phillips

If God is enough for you, then you’ll always have enough, because you’ll always have God.

Live for today. Don’t sacrifice it on the altar of anxiety. God sends help at the hour we need it.

God meets our daily needs both daily and miraculously.

God sends help at the hour we need it. It’s so simple to read and to say. But to believe it when the bills are mounting, the tensions are climbing, and the stack of problems is teetering and ready to fall right on top of you — that’s much harder. When you need reassurance that you can, in fact, believe these words, remember this:

My Scripture of Hope

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.Psalm 23:1 NKJV

God’s Promise to Me

God is faithful. When I need His wisdom, it will be there. When I need His strength, it will be there. And when I need His presence, He will be there.

He is enough for me.

Excerpted with permission from Calm Moments for Anxious Days by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Your Turn

Are you a worrier? Or, is this particularly challenging time pulling you into worry and anxiety? I get that! Take all of it to Jesus. Leave it at His feet. He will fight through life’s storms with and for us. He will be present. He will help! Come share your thoughts with us about fear and worrying. We want to hear from you. ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full