They say the first step is to
admit that you have a problem. Well I have a problem. My name is Carol
and I'm a chronic worrier. Not about most things just the big
things-finances, making ends meet, being able to provide for my
family-things like that. You get the idea. You may not think this is
such a bad thing but......The worst part is that I am worrier who is
also a Christian.
God has been really convicting me on my faith and worrying. Can I say
that I am truely walking with God when I worry? His word says, " Who of
you by being worried can add a single hour to his life." as well as
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own
understandings...." I believe that worry hinders not only you spiritual
life but your physical being as well. I made a decision to quit
fretting (with some help from His Word and Breaking the Worry Habit...Forever by
Elizabeth George). Every time that I start to worry; I have decided
that I am going to make a conscious decision to pray instead.
Of course, as soon as I made this decision I was but to the test.
case you don't know, I am a susbstitue teacher. Most of the year I have
all the work I want and then some. However, right before, and right
after Christmas break is very slow time for us subs. So much so that
I've only worked a half a day through the middle of January. It's never
been this slow for me! So of course I was worrying about finding jobs.
But being determiend to nip this thing in the bud instead I began to
pray. Immediately, I felt such a peace and comfort that I know could
only come from God. A few hours when I was tempted to fret I'd pray
some more and things would immediately look up.
am happy to report that work has begun to pick up. I firmly believe
that it is because I have chosen to trust God, and pray instead of
worrying. I know that I will probably continue to struggle with worry
but I firmly believe I've taken the first step on the road to recovery.
Philippians 4:6-7 : Do not be anxious
about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which
transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Do you struggle with worry? How do you deal with worry?
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