Stop worrying. Has anyone ever said that to you? I know I have been told that and have said it many times to people. Just how can we stop worrying? There is so much going on in the world, in our lives and in our heads. Does worrying about anything ever help?
Matthew 6:27 says, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
God is saying to us, “My Precious child, Stop worrying. It does not help things. Stop worrying long enough to hear MY VOICE. Hear what I have to say about your struggles. Listen…I am speaking softly to you in the depth of your being”.
Our mind flutters back and forth in anxious confusion. We are so caught up in our own thoughts that we miss His Thoughts, His Direction, His Advice, His Answer.
This hit me loud and clear…The Creator of the Universe is speaking to us! Why don’t we listen?! I don’t know about you, but most times I am too busy listening to the noise of the world or my own thoughts. If only we would stop and quiet our minds. We would hear His response. He longs for us to be renewed in Him.
Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV) tells us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”.
I have been making a conscious effort to sit quietly in His Presence. If we can reprogram how we think…we will be able to know His Will. That in turn gives us less time to worry. A step in the right direction.
Reference: New International Version (NIV)