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"Worry is like a rocking chair... it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere." Dorothy Galyean

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom

"You'll break the worry habit the day you decide you can meet and master the worst that can happen to you."
Arnold Glasgow

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened." Winston Churchill

"It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains" Alice Caldwell Rice

"People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins, they wonder whether they are catching cold" John Jay Chapman

"Don't be afraid of tomorrow, for God has already been there." Author Unknown



"Do not WORRY about ANYTHING...instead PRAY about EVERYTHING! Tell God your needs and don't forget to Thank Him for His answers." (Phil 4:6)

DO NOT WORRY....TRUST!
"When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust."(Psalm 56:3-4)
"He will have no fear of bad news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord." (Psalm 112:7)
"Perfect Love casts out all FEAR." (1 John 4:18)

DO NOT WORRY....REST!
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."(Psalm 4:8)
"He who watches over you will neither slumber nor sleep." (Psalm 121:4)
"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)
"He grants sleep to those He loves." (Psalm 127:2b)

DO NOT WORRY...LIVE!
"In Him we live and move and have our being." (Acts 17:28)
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6: 25-27, 34)


Seven Reasons Not To Worry:
(From Matthew 6: 25-34)

The same God who created life in you can be trusted with the details of your life. (6:25)
Worrying about the future hampers your efforts for today. (6:26)
Worrying is more harmful than helpful. (6:27)
God does not ignore those who depend on Him. (6:28-30)
Worry shows a lack of faith and understanding of God. (6:32)
There are real challenges God wants us to pursue,
and worrying keeps us from them. (6:33)
Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry. (6:34)




1. Meditate on Scripture. Philippians 4:6-7 is a great passage to memorize.
2. Pray. Use the alphabet to help you focus. For each letter, pray for someone or thank God for a blessing.
3. Make an Anxiety box. Write your worry down on paper and then put it in your anxiety box.
    Say a prayer and leave it there!
4. Watch caffeine as increased caffeine use can trigger a panic attack.
5. Use Humor. "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs 17:22)
6. Never worry alone. Share your concerns with someone else.



Dear God,
I have done all I know to heal this problem and I have tried every resource within my knowledge and power. I now turn this worry over to your care. I acknowledge my own inability to stop worrying. I know, however, that it is not beyond your power to help me. Nothing is impossible with You.

So I ask that you help me trust You.
Bring light into this darkness and restore peace to my mind and heart. I am grateful that you already know the way, even if I do not. I now let go in trust and faith, knowing that it is only through believing in Your Son, Jesus Christ, that I may have rest. Through Your perfect love and grace, restore me to wholeness.
In the Name of Jesus.
Amen



"The Road to Peace"
     written by Deb Hogan

We are all searching for peace, aren't we?
Peace is defined as a state of tranquillity or serenity.
Confidence, security and assurance are characteristics of peace. How do we go about getting this peace?

I remember the story of Jesus' disciple Peter trying to walk on water. He was doing great until he took his eyes off the Lord. Our peace and confidence come from keeping our eyes on the Lord. He needs to be our constant focus, especially in the storms of life.

But what if you have never even stepped out in faith and looked to the Lord Jesus? This is the first step toward peace: Be reconciled to God. Romans 5:1 "So now, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith in his promises, we can have real peace because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us."

That is the kind of peace I really want deep down inside, Peace with God and Confidence in my eternal destiny. I no longer want my sins held against me, I want forgiveness and wholeness; a hope and a future.

How can I have peace with God?

Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for me and showed me God by coming back to life. (1 Cor. 15:2-4)

Accept God's free forgiveness for my sins (Rom. 3:22)

Switch to God's plan for my life. Mark 1:16; Rom. 12:2

Express my desire for Christ to be the director on my life. Rom 10:9

If you are willing to take these four steps then pray this simple prayer:

"Dear God, I believe that you sent your son, Jesus, to die for my sins so I can be forgiven. I'm sorry for my sins and I want to live the rest of my life the way you want me to. Please put your Spirit in my life to direct me. Amen"

If you prayed that prayer, you can now have the peace you have always wanted: The peace that comes with a fresh start and a new heart. God wants to lead you into an exciting future.

"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

 


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