Jesus Lives

Worry

As you give yourself more and more to a life of constant communication with Me, you will find that you simply have no time for worry. You may be skeptical about this statement. It seems you always find time for worrying; it’s a beast you’ve been battling in your own strength for years! This has been counterproductive: The more you’ve tried not to worry, the more anxious you’ve become. So now you’re worrying about worrying!

You definitely need My help in this battle. Your best strategy is to stop focusing on the problem and put more energy into communicating more with Me. This approach will help you achieve freedom from all sorts of negative tendencies, including worry. The idea is to replace hurtful, self-defeating behavior with something wondrously positive—communicating with your Creator and Savior. 

Because I designed you, I know how you function best: in rich communion with Me. As your Savior, I also know how you function worst. But remember: I died for every one of your sins. Don’t just talk to Me; listen to Me as well. I speak to you through My Word, My Spirit, My creation. As you discipline yourself to communicate more with Me—praying perseveringly—you will find your worry-time vanishing.

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” 
~ Luke 12:25–26 

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. 
~ Proverbs 12:25 

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. 
~ Psalm 25:4–5 

Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]. 
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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