Pray Instead of Worrying

Philippians 4:6 "Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks."

We worry about what others think of us. We worry about our relationships with the ones we're dating or married to. We worry about our kids. We worry about our job and all our bills that seem to pile up. No matter who you are everyone deals with worry in their lives. Some people everyday, others have days of peace and hope which quickly turn to worry. The problem with worrying all the time is that we begin to get worry lines and it's not good for our health. Also when we worry we are not putting our faith in Jesus.

Jesus has told us not to worry He's got everything under control- Jeremiah 29:11 " I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future." First we are far more important to him than the birds and lilies and He takes care of them- Matthew 6:25-34. In Jeremiah he says he has our future already planned. How great is that! Before we wake up in the morning the Lord already knows all that will happen to us. Not just for that day but he already knows how our future will unfold. Sure he allows some road blocks to come our way and we will see hurt and heartache but He is still by our side helping us through them. All we have to do is pray. Pray for His protection and guidance and have faith he will take care of the rest.

Yes this is hard to do but just try it one day. Give your worries to God and be calm, He has it under control. And a month, a year from now you will wonder why you worried in the first place. Don't worry just pray.

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