Word 4U Today

A WAY PAST WORRY 2

A WAY PAST WORRY 2

Jesus said,

‘Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life…’ (v.25 AMP).

Not because the stuff you’re worrying about doesn’t exist, but because committing it all to God throws our focus back on the One who can fully care for us, has cared for us, and is going to keep caring for us.

Philippians 4:6-7 says,

“Let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

The Message version puts it like this,

“Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

Awesome, isn’t it? Christ displacing worry!

When you’re more caught up in your love for God than concerned with getting over your worryyou often find that the worry melts off like candle wax anyway. So let your problems drive you into the arms of Jesus. And when you get there, stay there, okay?

What now?

Isn’t it odd how trying not to worry can become another thing to worry about? Shouldn’t it be easy, this whole not-worrying thing? Here’s a five-minute-long-ish activity you might like to try if you’re feeling frazzled:

Sit in a relaxed pose. Slow your breathing. Then relax your muscles, group by group, head to feet. Say with each breath in: ‘Into Your hands’, and with each breath out: ‘I commit my spirit’. After a few minutes of this prayer rhythm, thank God, and get on with your day!

*[CREDIT MARK YACONELLI]*

Verse of the Day

‘…I tell you not to worry about everyday life…’  Matthew 6:25 NLT

Joy Ferdiz

February 4th, 2014

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