Do Not Worry: Pray Instead

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:34 NIV (New International Version)

Saying do not worry is a lot easier than actually not worrying. When you worry, you allow yourself to dwell on the negative, the difficulties, the troubles in your life. Worry doesn’t help anything, it doesn’t prevent troubles from coming your way. So what does worry do? It can lead to feelings of high anxiety and possibly cause you to become physically ill. It is natural to worry about our problems, our situation in life, however, it never resolves anything.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4: 6-7 ESV (English Standard Version)
about Nothing
about Everything
Philippians 4:6

God already knows our thoughts, our troubles, our concerns so why not talk to Him about what is on our minds? Pray about your troubles and concerns. Pray about what causes you to be anxious and worry. Do not lose sleep over your troubles. Give them all over to God through prayer instead. God cares about every detail of your life. Do not suppress your emotions, it is better to pour your heart out and lay your thoughts and concerns at the feet of Jesus.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

John 14:1-3 KJV (King James Version)

Why should you pray? There are many healthful benefits of praying. God instructs us to pray. The following are a few reasons why we should prayer.

  • Prayer reduces stress. When you prayer your heart rate and blood pressure decreases, and your breathing regulates...
  • Prayer reduces empathyPray for others, not just yourself
  • Prayer Builds Relationships…strengthens your relationship with God and others. You do not have to prayer alone.
  • Prayer is Spiritual Exercise…Helps keep your soul in shape. Prayer exercises the mind.
  • Prayer improves your Emotional Health…It gives you a connection to someone greater than yourself. It gives you a greater sense of purpose, betters your mood, and helps you to cope and overcome difficulties.

“Casting all your anxieties on him. because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV (English Standard Version)

When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Psalm 34:17 ESV (English Standard Verion)

God takes care of you always. He has in the past, he is now in the present, and he will continue to take care of you in the future. Even though it is hard not to worry, giving your troubles over to God is for your betterment. God will not fail you. God loves you and only wants the best for you. Lean on Him. Let God be your strength in difficult times.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

God Bless. I pray the Lord strengthens you, guides your every move, protects you from harm, and grants you the peace that passes all understanding. Thank you for listening. I appreciate y’all.

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