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Removing Even the Toughest Worries
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the Name of the LORD and rely on his God. Isaiah 50:10
Nobody likes to feel burdened by others, but God actually wants to be burdened by you. ‘Give your burdens to the LORD, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.’ (Psalm 55:22). We need to use one of our biggest weapons: worship. Whatever the situation, make the choice to rejoice and be glad. Choose to worship God, who has given you the ultimate Guide (to life, the universe and everything) that will help you through your day. ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ (Philippians 4:6) Practical tip: Music as a form of worship can really help with squashing worry.
One of the best ways to get to know another country’s language is to learn songs in that language. It’s the same with learning not to worry. If you fill your head with songs of God, you’ll learn His language of comfort and freedom. Not in a metaphorical way, but in a literal way. It’s worth having a favorite worship song on standby in your brain, for every time you start to feel anxious. Even repeating it silently to yourself in your mind can help bring calm.
Heavenly Father, control my mind and fill my thoughts with things that bring godly thoughts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen