Many people think that overcoming this built-in native emotion is easier said than done and to be quite honest with you; sometimes it is very difficult to break loose from the menacing grip of worry and anxiety.
Unfortunately, we possess a innate proclivity to hang on to our worry and anxiety, partly because “we think” something bad might happen if we just let it go. It’s crazy to even believe this false truth, but we do!
I know I am preaching to the choir, but the key to not falling victim to this deadly emotion is to simply let go and trust in the Lord. Philippians 4:6-7 remind us to, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
When we follow these instructions (PRAY) than we are able to shift our thinking on things much more fruitful and productive. Verse 8 of Philippians 4 confirms, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Inarguably, life is a constant shifting and twisting journey. We can shuffle our feet and mope about the path we’re taking, but worry and anxiety will not change the speed or route. Instead, we can enjoy the scenery, confident that the direction of the stream of Divine Providence will steer us toward a more beautiful vista. So don’t waste today worrying. Cast your burden(s) on the Lord (He can handle it better than you can). Take a glance at the flowers, or listen to the birds (Matt 6:26-34), and remember that the Lord is taking perfect care of each one of us and every single moment of our lives is ordained by God (Pslam 139:16).