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Worrying: How to Solve

As the saying goes, “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” (Glen Turner)

Worrying is in our human nature. Some of us worry a lot, while others don’t seem to worry at all. There are big worries, and little worries every day. Worry come with everything we do and every choice we make, but fear not for the Lord is with us every step of the way.

Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” This verse tells us we should be present in the moment and enjoy it. The moments will be gone before we know it. Why worry about tomorrow when we don’t have any idea what God has already planned.

I tend to worry a lot, just ask my family. I try to take my worries to God in pray. I also remind myself to have that childlike faith with no worries. Here are a few of the verses to rely on in times of worry:

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit…”

Remember to stand strong and tall like the tree and bring our worries to God. He is the one in control, not us. Worrying will only keep us from doing God’s will.

Contributed by Carrie Guthmiller

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