Six Steps to Winning Over Worry

Which of God’s commands do you find it hardest to obey?
Could it be worry?
We can’t trust God and worry at the same time. They are mutually exclusive. Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Put God First in Every Area of Your Life
If we are struggling with worry it could be that we have allowed something to become more important in our lives than God. Let those anxieties be a tool, a flashlight by which we can see areas in which we need to strengthen our faith. Ecclesiastes 12:13 – The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Study God’s Word Regularly
The more God’s Word grows in us, the more worry will be uprooted. 2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Psalm 119:105 shows us that God’s Word is a light that shines on our travels through the familiar as well as the unknown.

Be Realistic
Not every problem in life can be solved. Peace does not depend on solving all our problems. There will be things we are unable to understand. Indeed, it is foolhardy to say that we are able to understand all in life. See Ecclesiastes 8:16-17.

Learn to Live One Day at a Time
Matthew 6:34 tells us that today holds care and anxiety enough for what we are able to manage. Let us not take tomorrow’s troubles upon our shoulders as well. Jesus taught his disciples to pray for their daily bread — not weekly, monthly, or yearly.

Stay Busy with Good Things
See Chapter two of Paul’s letter to Titus. All of us are included in one of these groups of people therefore all of us have good work to occupy ourselves. Let good things be in your mind and at your hands.

Learn to Be Content
Are we content only because we have what we want at the moment? Paul encourages us: Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content – Philippians 4:11. When we worry, are we going to panic or are we going to pray?

In summation, the Lord is our Shepherd. We shall not want. And with Him leading us, worry shall not overcome us.