Thursday, August 30, 2012

Worry. You can leave.

Worry is a thief.

She steals joy, peace, and trust.

Right now, Worry is waging a battle in my heart, and I am fighting her. As I fight her, I am thinking about what a little pain she is. She's such a little thing, yet she can have so much influence.

How do I let Worry in in the first place? Why does she show up?

When I think about it, she shows up when situations are out of my control--when I cannot hold on to something.

She shows up and says, "Hey, Nicole! What if this happened? Or this? Wait...have you thought about this?"

It only takes a short time for Worry to wrap herself around me and overwhelm me. Before I know it, Worry has taken peace and given me fear and anxiousness.

Well. Guess what? Worry has no place here.

How do I fight her? How do I block her way? How do I kick her out?

Truth.


Right now, when I feel Worry creeping up behind me--when she finds me vulnerable, I think about truth. His word.

Sometimes, Worry continues to badger me even while I am thinking about what is true. But, I can't give her room to come closer.

I've posted verses all around the house to remind me of what is true. They are on my bathroom sink, planters, kitchen sill, refrigerator, and desk.

I've found that having a visual reminder is a way for me to quickly recall truth.

To take up my sword.

I'd love to hear verses that help you fight pesky little Worry!





1 comment:

  1. Worry steals our joy and does nothing to ease our problems, and yet it's hard not to worry. I have so many favorite Scriptures that help when I'm prone to worry, but here's one of my favorites. I posted about it recently:

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6

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