Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (Proverbs 12: 25)
Are you a worrier? I can’t tell you how many times I have woken up in a sweat of worry. Sometimes, I find it hard to even pinpoint the exact thing I’m worried about – I just have an overall restlessness that I know is the result of worry.
Satan knows our weak spots. Like a boxer strategically circling his opponent, Satan follows our every move, watching and looking for our weak spot. Then, he strikes.
If worry is your weak spot, you know how easy it is for Satan to get your mind stewing over the pile of unpaid bills, your troubled teen or what other people think of you. He can start you worrying over the rise in gas prices, the flu epidemic, and when you will find time to clean your house.
Take it from a recovering worrier, there is nothing in the natural that worry can do to solve the problems you spend so much time fussing over.
The only thing accomplished is that Satan gets his way by increasing the negative emotions and vibrations in your life. You become less creative, logical and productive, a perfect vehicle for him to work more of his tricks.
The answer, of course, is to turn to and keep focused on our God. He knows His plan for us, and caring for us is part of that plan. We don’t have to be distracted and succumb to the negative influences in our lives. God will take care of it.
When we are able to focus on God and His love for us, positive things happen. We become strong, inventive, and open to the solutions God provides for us to the very things we were worrying about before.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 6-7)
Susan Lee is the author of several books including God’s Law of Attraction the Believer’s Guide to Success and Fulfillment. Please visit Amazon.com/author/susanleebooks today