Worry

10 Truths to Cure Worry

The Great Physician is in and He is always ready to treat new and existing patients in need of His loving care. He is never full so you won’t have to ever go anywhere else to receive the attention you need. He understands that every patient is different and their ability to handle worry also differs, but He prescribes and orders the same treatment to cure it, the command–DO NOT WORRY (Matthew 6:25-34). In times when you feel a sense of uncertainty, when you feel like the cares of life are too much to bear, take a dose of the most potent remedy there is–the Word of God. You have nothing to lose in trusting God, but plenty to gain including the peace of God that relieves worry and allows you to sleep through a storm and to remain calm in chaos. Combat worry by concentrating on what you hope will be instead of what you dread. Your relentless faith in things hoped for and your focus on a good report and a brighter day will be peace to your mind and wellness to your body and your soul. These ten truths to cure worry when taken seriously and consistently will have you better and stronger in no time.

  1. Worry is Wasted Energy Worry is a waste of energy because it is partly the fear that something bad could happen. There is always the possibility that something bad could happen, but the alternative is that something bad will not happen. So, do not waste time on worry, what will be will be because the reality is that in this world we will encounter trouble, hard times that are our tests, and in such moments we are made. The ultimate peace and confidence is understanding that God will be with you no matter what life brings. Read 2 Timothy 1:7; John 16:33; Romans 5:4
  2. Cast Your Cares on God To cast means to throw or move in a forceful way, throwing your cares with abandon to God immediately releases the heavy weight of worry from your heart and tosses your concern in the hand of the One who can actually change people or situations. Read 1 Peter 5:7
  3. Have Faith in God Fear and faith cannot inhabit the same space. Fear is the antithesis of faith. Faith is the ability to hope in what has not yet materialized in the natural world. To have faith in God is to have hope in the God of possibilities, the God that cannot lie, and the God who cannot fail. It is not a matter of if He will come through, but when His timeline is for coming through. If He delays His intervention, trust that He has not forgotten, but will intervene on time. Read Mark 11:22-24
  4. All Things Work Together for Good No matter what happens in our lives, the good, the bad, and the [downright] ugly, it is all working together for our ultimate good. How refreshing and comforting to keep in mind while we are going through that eventually and with certainty God will make use of all things negative, that no experience will ever be wasted, and that everything will serve us for good. Read Romans 8:28
  5. The Lord is With You Understand that the ultimate Fixer is always with you. So replace worry with calm and replace fear with hope. Read Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 28:20
  6. Do Not Worry, Pray In your trouble cry to the Lord, and He will rescue you. As you pray and cry out to the Lord, He is already calming the storm through divine intervention and making the necessary provisions for you. Read Psalm 107:29
  7. Change Your Thinking Meditate on what will aid in your mental well-being and rid your mind of the thoughts of worry that threaten your peace. Think on the following things and the peace of God will be with you: truth, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, whatever is virtuous, and whatever is praiseworthy. Read Philippians 4:6-8
  8. Worrying Robs You Of Today Tomorrow is not promised and takes care of itself. Worrying about tomorrow robs you of today which you have right now in your hand to impact and to find the joy, light, and goodness in it. Read Psalm 118:24; Matthew 6:31-34
  9. Trouble Does Not Last Always Just as seasons change, trouble has a definite end point when it must come to an end, we just have to wait patiently for God because (unless it’s revealed to us) we do not know when trouble will come or when it will go. The comfort is knowing that God knows, that He is faithful, and most of all that He cares about what you are going through and will take care of you. Practice ignoring the enemy’s lies that the storm will never end; not only will it end, but you will make it through the storm alright. Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  10. Praise Remedies Worry One sure way to eliminate your worry is to begin to thank and praise the Lord for who He is and for the wonderful things He has done. While praising you are minimizing the thing or person that is causing you to worry while magnifying God’s ability to do anything, but fail. Furthermore, while praising, you are reaffirming your confidence in God, and affirming your faith in the God who is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Read Hebrews 13:8; Psalm 107

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