Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. ~Matthew 6:34
Do you often find yourself worrying about things? I mean, like non-stop?? Oh my goodness, please don't tell me I'm alone on this! Actually, I know I'm not because in talking with other moms, I know I'm only one soul among many that find themselves worrying about all kinds of things. And yes, sometimes I awake at night worrying. Yet there is so much scripture that tells us not to do this. How do we stop? Last week, I wrote about changing perspective and quoted Philippians 4:6-9. I've made that verse my newest memory verse and I feel it's going to be a 'prayer' that I use for a very long time. Reading these words help me focus on the pure, the lovely, and all that is good and praiseworthy, rather than my anxious thoughts of worry, worry, worry.
Worry is normal. There's not a person alive that has never worried over something. But we must affirm our faith that God is in control and has us in His sight at all times.
Let's focus on that list of what Saint Paul offers us in Philippian's (the pure, the lovely, the noble, etc.) and scripture that reminds us that God is there. Let us learn to be content whatever the circumstances.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
But Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7
What is your favorite verse to focus on whenever you are anxious and worried?