“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matthew 6:34 (TPT)
Can you change a single thing by worrying? Will worrying make your problem smaller? Unfortunately not.
Worrying is a way of telling God that He is too small to deal with your problem. It is a bold declaration that we do not believe God is capable to handle our situation, no matter how big it may be. The only thing you will achieve by staying up at night, thinking about your problems is a terrible headache in the morning.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil–for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep. Psalm 127:2 (AMP)
Why don’t you give what is troubling you to God? He promises to carry your burdens if you lay them on the cross. What is your reaction in times of trouble? Who do you call? Do you tell your best friend? Do you call your workmate? Why don’t you call on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Crying is a temporary solution, when you’re done crying the problem will still be there, what do you turn to? Do you turn to substances to relieve your worry and stress? Why don’t you call on the name above every other name, Jesus. Psalm 23:2 He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. Psalm 23:2 (TPT)
Hannah knew she needed a child. The constant mockery from her husband’s second wife only exacerbated her anguish. She was in pain, heartbroken, worried, asking God why, but I love how Hannah handled her situation, she didn’t beat her head on the ground but prayed until even the prophet of God thought she was drunk. When was the last time you prayed wholeheartedly? Be honest with yourself. When was the last time you had an intimate conversation with God? Have you totally removed God from the equation and are now dealing with your situation carnally?
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].“Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)
Be like Hannah. She decided worry would not give her a child, neither will it pay your bills, your rent or get you out of debt. Give it to Jesus, and yes as sure as His answer is yeah and amen, He will give you your Samuel (your blessing) beautiful enough for you to be able to dedicate to God as Hannah did.
Say this with me:
I refuse to be a victim of worry because that is not my portion!
I have every good thing in Christ Jesus because I’m a co-heir of the Kingdom of God with Him!
I’m the seed of Abraham and because of that, I shall never lack!
I trust that you have been blessed by this Word and I hope you will share it to encourage others.
I love you dearly,