How to Not Worry About…
Take a glimpse at today’s news headlines and you’ll see the world is in turmoil. Check your social feed and you’ll find a post about a serious concern right in your community. Spend 15 minutes with your friends or family and you’ll hear about another health scare. How do you not worry about …
- the future?
- getting sick?
- your kids?
- things you can’t control?
So, what can you do when the world is in trouble and there’s yet another problem on the way? Is a lifetime of anxiety inevitable?
No. There’s a better way.
The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything.” Instead, it instructs you to share your concerns with God, but with a thankful heart. When you pray instead of worrying and trust Him with the future, “then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand” and His peace will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
The Bible goes on to tell us exactly what we should focus on, and it’s not fear, politics or the economy.
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9).
World leaders come and go. Stock markets rise and fall. Health concerns appear and disappear. But God is Lord of heaven and earth. Those who choose to follow Jesus Christ don’t need to fear the future.
“So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:6).
Let go of your worry and take the first step today by asking Jesus Christ to be Lord of your life.
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?