Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Giving Up Worry

My friend gave up worrying for Lent.  Isn't that awesome?  She began to realize how much of her life was driven and consumed by worry.  Most of us have carried a list of reasons to worry in our mind, at one time or another, spending way too much time on stuff that we can't control.  When you trust God, rather than giving yourself to worry, letting Him carry you, peace will come.

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:6-9).
Here it is . . . the best way to live spelled out . . pray about everything  . . . refusing to worry about anything.  
Try it.  Each time you let worry come into your mind. Refuse it.  Pray. Receive peace, fixing your thoughts on Christ.

Learning to Kickstart the day refusing to worry,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)