Worry, love, and thanksgiving

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret…”

This verse from Ps. 37:7 reveals how negative emotions such as fear and anxiety distract us from worshiping God. In this post, we’ll see how nagging worries keep us from focusing on God and the truth of His Word.

Worry – allowing one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles; emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

It has been said that worrying is praying for what you don’t want!

We all have worries that frequently cross our mind. Our tendency to worry simply means that we are actively engaged in a changing and unpredictable world. The only people that don’t face opportunities to worry are dead people! But God has equipped us with a mighty arsenal of spiritual weapons, namely His Word, to redress fretful feelings and negative emotions. For every negative emotion, there is a positive Biblical key and action step you can take to break free from any mental or emotional cage that would hold you hostage.

“ Which of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?… 32 your heavenly Father knows what you need. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” (Matt 6:27, 32-34)