How to Stop Worrying About Things Out Of Your Control

by | Jun 30, 2014 | Encouraging, Instructing | 41 comments

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” – Matthew 6:24

As Christians, we no longer have to worry about anything!

Many times, however, we find ourselves stressing over this and worrying about that.

We need to remember that when we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, He took complete control over them.

We became the sheep of His pasture, and He became our Good Shepherd, promising to supply everything that we need. (See Ps. 23:1)

Worrying about something means we’re not trusting God to handle it.  

We’re taking back the control and leaving it up to ourselves to figure it all out.

As believers, we are to rather give it all to God entrusting Him to take care of every facet of our lives.

We are to rather seek first God’s kingdom, walk in obedience to His Word, and have faith that He’s got it, and will work it all out accordingly.

If we get a bill in the mail we can’t afford, if we lose our job, if we get bad news from the doctor, if we’re struggling in our marriage or with our children, regardless of what it is we’re going through, we are to not to worry about it!

How to Give Your Worries to God

We are to give it all to God, by throwing our hands up in the air in surrender.

We are to praise God, trust God, rely completely on God, and cast all our cares upon God through prayer.

We need to remember how He’s come through for us before, and how He promises to come through for us now.

We need to remember that we serve a strong God that’s fully capable and fully in control. There’s nothing that surprises Him and there’s nothing that’s too hard for Him.

We need to remember that the days of our lives are already written in His book!

God holds our past, present and future in His almighty hands and has a reason for everything He allows in our paths!  

What To Do When You Don’t Understand What God is Doing

We may not always agree with what happens to us, we may not understand why, but we can rest assured in knowing that our God knows what He’s doing.

Just because we may not always see His hands at work in our lives, it doesn’t mean He’s not working!

Just because we can’t see the light at the end of this trial, or the calm after this storm, it doesn’t mean that it never will come.

The enemy will constantly lie to us. His mission in life is to completely destroy our lives.

He’ll whisper in our ears that things are hopeless and will never change, but these are all lies from the pit of hell!

The Bible assures us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

We’re living in the last days and satan knows his time here on earth is short.

He may be relentless in his attacks against us, but our God will not relent in coming to our defense as well!

We go from victory to victory in our walk with the Lord because every battle we face truly does belong to Him.

A war may be raging all around us, but as Christians, we have confidence in knowing the war of our souls has already been won.

The truth is that God will come through for us; we are never hopeless; and what the enemy intends for evil against us, God will turn around and use for our good! (See Genesis 50:20)

Our mission as Christians is to “know God and make God known”, not be bummed out and defeated due to stress, worry, and anxiety.

As sons and daughters of the Most High King, we need to stand on the promise found in Romans 8:28. God is working everything we’re going through together for our good!

So when the trials and testing comes, we need not be moved by them.

We can trust our unknown future, to our known God!  

We can be, steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.  We can walk by faith confident that our Savior has never let us down, and He never will.

What About Those Who Don’t Know the Lord?

People in the world who don’t have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are left for themselves.

They might get the job they applied for, they might get through that stressful situation in their lives, they might make it safely through another day, but they also might not.

As for believers, with the Alpha and the Omega, with the Beginning and the End leading our way, our provision, protection, and salvation are all guaranteed.

Isn’t it reassuring that we have direct access to Jesus and that we can call upon Him for help every second of every day?

Worrying doesn’t change anything we are worrying about.

It only makes us stressed out, uptight, and emotionally up and down.

Worrying makes us so bummed out that we get to the point where we no longer are reaching out to others because we are so consumed with ourselves.

As Pastor Steve has said, “We need to turn our mirror into a window.” We need to start looking above the “rubbish” that we’re worrying about and look to God.

When we do, we’re able to reach out and help those around us and begin to see the “good” and “bad” seasons in our lives through God’s eyes not our own.

If it’s the Lord’s will you get a job with over one hundred other applicants applying, you will be the one selected.

If it’s the Lord’s will you get a kidney transplant now even though you’ve been given a 3 year waiting list, your name will be moved to the top.

If the doctors say you have terminal cancer and there is no cure, God can touch you and heal you instantly!

Worrying only causes us to doubt God’s faithfulness, become paralyzed with discouragement, and get depressed.

But nothing is impossible for us who believe because nothing is impossible for our God!  

God Has You in the Palm of His Hand

So whatever you’re stressing out about, stop; whatever you’re worrying about, don’t.

We have a strong God so let’s start giving Him everything that’s weighing us down.

Let’s choose to lift up our eyes to our Lord and cast all these cares down at the foot of His cross.

Let’s choose to let go and let God, believing that no matter what, our God’s love for us is unconditional, constant, eternal, and will remain.

Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd and promises to sustain us, provide for us, protect us, and never leave us.

“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32)

Psalm 138:8 assures us that, “God will perfect all that concerns us”, so let’s stop worrying and trust Him to.

Our heavenly Father takes care of the birds in the air.  He takes care of the lilies in the field. He knows what we have need of, and will surely take care of you and me.

Study Verses: Psalm 121:1-6, Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7

41 Comments

  1. Peter Guirguis

    Boy am I glad that you wrote this blog post Amanda!

    Sometimes I have a tendency to worry about the future, especially when it comes to finances. But like you encourage us, I just need to trusting God that He’s going to provide just like He provided in the past.

  2. Amanda Cook

    Amen Peter! Thank you so much for you reply! I agree completely! I also have a tendency to worry whenever the trials and testings come, but God is so faithful! Reading scripture out loud and really mediating on God’s Word every day as helped me tremendously!

    There have been several occasions where i would have no idea how i would pay a bill or get through a certain situation, but out of nowhere the money comes and God gets me through it. Truly great is our Father’s faithfulness!

    I’m learning how to give all of my cares, concerns, problems and
    uncertainties to Him right away and then let them go…definitely easier
    said than done, but with God all things, even overcoming worry, is
    possible!

    We have to keep our eyes on Him and just like you said, trust that He will provide! God bless you! Thank you again for your reply!

  3. Olateju Olakiigbe

    If God says not to worry He knows worry is not good for us. Like all the other commands He gives the best thing for us to do is obey. That is the best thing for us.

  4. Caribbean girl

    I too am a Christian…and during my early days after baptism i did not fully understand the meaning of surrendering…so i struggled alot because i was trying to fight Gods battles for myself….But now I can proudly proclaim that my Almighty God has taken me from sinking sand and placed me on solid firm grounds, as soon as, i decided to surrender my entire life to Him…We need to surrender…give everything to him…literally worry about NOTHING….Many days in each of my situations…i sat back and utter to myself “watch my God work for me”….and He came through always…..So the secret is just to surrender and obey his words and commandments…My God has proven that He is more than able and can do exceedingly abundantly beyond your expectations and desires. Great read btw…stay blessed everyone.

  5. ronnie d hester

    thank you for sharing this post i needed this i made a decesion to trust God in all that concerns me.

  6. jason gomez

    I pray for the lord to take my stress and troubles away. Im in fear of losing my job ,my freedom, and family. Ive never been in trouble just got desperate financially. Please God hear my cries and take over from here. I cant do this anymore. Was stupid to think i could

  7. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Olateju, thank you so much for your comment! Yes! Worrying is not good for us at all! In His Word God wants us to “be anxious for nothing”. (Phil. 4:6) God bless you! =]

  8. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Ronnie, Thank you so much for you comment! I pray you continue to trust God and surrender all your cares and concerns at the foot of the cross. Remember, He will take care of you and all of your needs. =] 1 Peter 5:7 for you!

    <3 Amanda

  9. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Jason, I will definitely pray that God takes care of all you’re going through. Remember, the Bible says Jesus is our good shepherd and the He will provide for all of our needs. Try your best to rest in Him, walk by faith, and trust in Him with all of your heart. Keep praying and seeking His will and I promise you, He will not let you down. i read a cool quote the other day that says, “God didn’t take you to the storm to let you drown. He took you here to teach you how to walk on water.” It was when the disciple Peter took His eyes off of Jesus when he was walking on the water out to him that he began to sink. (Matthew 14:22-33) So during these trials and times of testing, keep your eyes on Jesus. Know that He is in full and complete control and promises to work all things together for good. God bless you Jason. Don’t lose heart. Chose today to trust in your Lord and Savior…believing by faith that He will make a way where there seems to be no way.

    Psalm 27:13-14 for you!

    <3 Amanda

  10. Amanda Estrada

    Thank you so much Caribbean Girl for your comment!! It encouraged me!! =] Praying that you keep trusting God with all of your heart. God bless you!!!

    Acts 20:24 for you!

    <3 Amanda

  11. jason gomez

    Thanks Amanda! Yea im trying really hard not to worry too much but ive always been a worry wart… I just have to realize god wants us to give our troubles to him and trust he will take care of things…

  12. Amanda Estrada

    Yes!! That’s the key right there! We are to be totally surrendered to the Lord…relying on Him completely for everything we need not our bank account, jobs, or ourselves. He will provide in miraculous ways!! I was in need of a certain amount of money to pay for my car. I was so worried i just wouldn’t be able to pay it. I even made a list of people i could barrow money from! But God came through for me! Just in the knick of time I found a letter in my mailbox with the exact amount i needed in cash and still to this day have no idea who put it there. I know it was God though and to this day am able to look back on that trial and that need and remember how God was faithful and came through for me. =] And He will do the same for you. Think about it, if we had all that we needed…then why would we need God? He therefore allows situations and circumstances that we have no other choice but to throw up our hands and say okay God…if you don’t come through it wont happen….and then He does the miracle…and we’re able to share the testimonies with others and increase our faith in Him as well. It’s how He grows us spiritually. =] So try to really give it all to God and not let it move you. Worrying about something doesn’t change it at all. It just makes you a nervous wreck whose all stressed out. know you’re not alone okay! we all have these moments of worry but you can’t stay there. You have to give it to God and let it go.

  13. jason gomez

    Thank you so much Amanda! I would love to rejoice in His name and tell others once He handles this

  14. Jon

    Thank you for writing this article. I’m currently going through a lot in the military and I’m only 20. This helps me and reassures me that I don’t have control but God has all control and do what’s best for me. Thank you again for this reminder on how great our Lord is. God bless!

  15. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Jon,

    Thank you so much for your reply. Is it okay I add you to our Military prayer chain? https://ccsouthbay.org/military-ministry

    All I would need to know if what branch of the military you’re currently in. =]

    Also, I just wanted to thank you for your service to our country. I know it’s not easy, especially as a Christian. I worked on a couple military bases in Germany as a civilian so don’t know exactly what you’re experiencing but remember meeting a lot of soldiers who were struggling too. =/ Remember though, with Jesus by your side you’re never truly alone. And, that nothing is impossible for Him. (Matthew 19:26)

    The best way to stay close to Him is through prayer and reading your Bible. Even 15 minutes a day will help you keep His perspective and get the strength you need to keep pressing on. So never lose hope no matter what okay! This life here on earth is only temporary. One day Jesus with come back for us, His church, and take us all home to heaven. A place without any tears or suffering…or drill Sergeants! lol jk!!

    So hang in there and know that this will not last forever. This too shall pass. =] Your labor is not in vain in the Lord and you are making a huge difference in the world. Without you, we wouldn’t be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Please know God will give you the grace you need for anything that comes your way. You’re not only a US soldier, you’re also a solider in the Lord of Heavens Army! He will protect you, shelter you, revive you, fill you, provide for you, and be your ever present help in time of need. Resist temptations by relying completely on His power and trust in Him with all of your heart. Praying for you!!
    Matthew 6:33 & 1 Corinthians 10:13 for you!

    In Him, Amanda

  16. Jon

    I’m An infantryman in the army. And yes thank you so much for your prayers!

  17. Amanda Estrada

    Okay great i’ll add you to the prayer list now. Also, we have Pastor available to pray/talk over the phone if you ever need someone to reach out to. 310-352-3333. God bless you!

  18. Beverly

    Hi I’m Beverly I recently lost my mother due to contested heart failure and was told I have a heart murmur and have been a chronic worrier since my 20s and suffer from anxiety this has eased my mind a lot reading this to beleive In God and stop worrying because he already know and have always been there for me thanks for refreshing my faith

  19. jason gomez

    Yes Beverly ive been doing the same thing. When I start to worry I ask myself Worry or Worship? Cause if I truely have faith in the lord then I dont have to worry.. And trusting in his word

  20. "R"

    Amanda, I can’t thank you enough for this 2014 posting, which I personally consider the greatest Bible-based article on dealing with worry that I have ever read anywhere. So meaningful to me, especially as I approach 65.

    I must confess that there are times when, as I look at the secular and Christian scenes, I really wonder if there has been anyone, saved or unsaved, in the Western world during my lifetime who has ever truly believed that the God of the Bible has any power. control, influence, or authority upon the Earth, or that what is described in the last two chapters of Revelation will really happen someday.

    Yes, God is “omnipotent” and “in control”, yet I see so many Christians and non-Christians today carrying on as if life is not worth living at all unless Earth is perfect and all problems have been completely and permanently solved through politics or some other human effort.

    Finally, I ask for the prayers of CC South Bay for the Lord’s healing and restorative touch in my body. Enormous thanks and blessings upon you and the church!

  21. Sue

    I am mentally disabled. Have been homeless, moved from shelter to shelter been beaten robbed my family has called me dead to them. My husband of 22 years abandonded me to the streets. I have been used and abused I am ill and over 50. I must now move to a horrible neighborhood in a ghetto because there is no were else to go. I have been ignored by the very social workers who are supposed to help me. I am so afraid all the time, hungry all the time have no money for medical help – and no way to get my very few items I own to this ghetto place. I surrender Lord God on High. I do. If anymore stress and worry enter my mind please make it leave and shine the holy spirit upon me. I need a miracle – I do not want to go to the mental ward yet again. I am on the very edge of sanity right now and need so need you God. Amen

  22. Dominican Guy

    I’m currently worrying over the fact that Jesus may come down in my lifetime. I am a young boy and have barely lived life and I feel like everything I know from this world will be gone before I even get to see the world for myself. I have already turned my life over to God but somehow I still get intense periods of depression when thinking of everything coming to and end so much so that I even say I shouldn’t do anything it’s not worth it. I really need help with this problem.

  23. Pam

    I am a concerned mother who can’t sleep and wakes from the same dream nightly. My daughter is a college cheerleader who was dropped by an inexperienced young man. She received a concussion but has recovered.

    Her squad fears her coach who is is unapproachable. My daughter expressed her concern regarding stunting again with this particular partner but the coach dismissed her concern, telling her to suck it up because this what she signed up for.

    I feel helpless. I don’t want my daughter to be hurt again but I don’t want to jeopardize her love of cheering.
    The next game is approaching this week and my daughter has been paired up with the same boy. My anxiety is at an all time high. I’m trying to let go and let God but I’m not succeeding.
    My husband is angry with me and does not sympathize with my feelings. He dismisses me when I ask for his help. He says that he doesn’t know what to say.

  24. Amanda Estrada

    Aww amen Beverly! That’s great God has spoken to you through this blog post. I am so sorry though for the loss of your mother and this disheartening news from your doctor. =[ =[ I will be praying for you!! Every time you start to worry I want you to open your Bible and read Philippians 4 and Matthew 6. Those 2 chapters have been so encouraging in my own life and are great reminders of God’s ability to give us perfect peace no matter what we’re going through. He will strengthen you and speak directly to your heart I promise you. Know that you’re not alone. God will never leave you or forsake you and has a special plan for your life. Remember, the best is yet to come. Our home is in heaven not here on earth…we are but pilgrims passing through. So keep your head up…keep your eyes on Jesus…and cast all of your cares and concerns at His feet…for He cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:7 for you!!

    <3 Amanda

  25. Amanda Estrada

    Amen Jason! Thank you so much for your reply! Yes, we all have the choice to either rejoice in the Lord always….by trusting in Him with all of our hearts or worry and allow the cares and concerns of life to stress us out and wear us down. Continue to worship…instead of worry!!! =]

    God bless! Philippians 4:4 for you!

    Amanda

  26. Amanda Estrada

    Thank you so much for your comment. You truly encouraged me with your kind words. =] I will definitely keep you in prayer!! I understand where you’re coming from…but yes!! There are Christians that truly believe in God’s power, might, and ability to do the impossible. I have personally seen modern day miracles and God has more than once, answered my prayers. There are missionaries all over the world as well that took those steps of faith because they truly believe God will use them in a powerful way and protect them. =] So be encouraged!! God bless you!

    <3 Amanda Matthew 19:26 for you!

  27. Amanda Estrada

    Aw Sue, I’m so sorry for everything you’re going through. Please don’t lose heart or give up on God. He is able to step in and transform your situation completely. I will be praying for you!!! <3 Romans 8:28 for you!!

    Amanda

  28. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Dominican Guy,

    I totally get where you’re coming from. I said those exact same words when I was younger and God hasn’t come yet. I was able to get married and have a child and really experience life…but honestly…now, I so look forward to the day Jesus comes for us. This world is fallen. I think of all the people being hurt, abused and going through difficult times and I think…how much longer do they have to suffer?? How much longer until we’re in paradise?? You know what I mean? Heaven will be 100x more amazing than anything this world has to offer us….but remember, God knows your heart. He says in Psalm 37:4 that as you delight in Him…He will give you the desires of your heart. He did it for me, and I promise you, He will do it for you as well. =] So I want to encourage you to trust that when He does come back…His timing will be absolutely perfect. And until then….try not to worry about it…allow His return to excite you and encourage you not the opposite. =] Praying for you!

    2 Peter 3:9 for you!

    Amanda

  29. Amanda Estrada

    Aw Pam, I’m so sorry you’re worrying so much during this season your daughter is cheering. Please know that I will be keeping it all in prayer. This is where you really have to let go and let God. Give Him all these cares and concerns and stop allowing the fear of what could happen to paralyze you. The truth is, there is risk involved in these stunts and the fact that it already happened…definitely would make any parent concerned…but again…don’t assume it will happen again. Don’t allow the fears of the what if’s cause you stress and anxiety because it will not change anything. You being anxious will in no why change what happens to her. Do you know what I mean? As a mom myself I totally get it!! I allow fear and worry to consume me regarding my son sometimes, but time and time again God has shown Himself as faithful. So cry out to Him, Pam, and lay all this down. It’s too heavy for you to carry but it’s not too heavy for God. He has a plan and a purpose for absolutely everything that happens in your daughter’s life. So place her in His hands, okay. Keep praying for her safety and keep trusting God no matter what happens.

    Philippians 4 and Isaiah 41:10 for you!!!

    <3 Amanda

  30. Dee

    Whenever I fear any situation I repeat when there is no way God will make a way a few times.. silently. Currently praying to have the peace that surpasses in all things. I get surrender intellectually but want to feel no fear in my being. To me that is true surrender. You are an excellent writer.

  31. Haitian Girl

    I’ve been worrying so much, I’m afraid I’m losing my mind. I know what the word says. When those thoughts overwhelm me, I fight back with encouraging words from his word. However, these words don’t come quick enough because I’ve already had my meltdown. I’m afraid that I’m missing out on my blessings and breakthroughs because of these short moments of doubt and anxiety. I can’t wait for the day when I no longer have these outbursts and doubts because of what is happening to me or around me. What should I do? I will continue to surrender! But, How?

  32. Isabella

    Hello! I’ve experienced the same thing, I know what it’s like and had the same fear of losing the blessing because of my doubts and worries! You shouldn’t guilt yourself too much when that happens, remember we’re humans, and humans fail. Just bring it all again to God, your anxiety included, and ask for forgiveness and to renew your strenght and faith, just get up and keep going! It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, just keep doing this, untill your breakthrough finally comes, and it will. He won’t abandon you! Once it take a few years to me, so don’t lose hope, just remember his timing is perfect and beyond our understanding!

  33. Godschild

    Thanks I needed this I have a new job I just need every thing to go good this month before I start please pray for me

  34. Jason Saunders

    Hi
    I enjoyed reading your article. I have not been able to sleep and have had a number of worries. I have had some worrying thoughts as well. I am very worried and the other week I went to church and the Priest told us that he had some old books at the front that we can take away for free. I picked up a Book published by the Bible Society Called Good News told by Luke when I took it home and I just opened it to paragraph called Trust in God referring to (Matt 6.25-34). There are over a hundred pages but by chance I turned to this page. It was like a message to me!
    But things are still bad and I keep on Praying please please pray for me as well in your thoughts.

  35. Debbie Erisman

    I am so consumed with financial concerns. Ive always had strong faith and now cant seem to stop worrying. I keep surrendering bit nothing changes. I fight horrible thoughts in my head and am tormented daily. I now even question my faith. Please tell me what to do and pray for me I cant live like this as it is slowly destroying me.

  36. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Godschil,

    Congrats on your new job! That’s great news! I think anytime we experience something new there’s always fear and anxiety that tries to come in because you don’t know what to expect. But I’ve learned time and time again that God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called! Amen!? So if God allowed you to walk through this door then you have to trust Him to give you all that you need to excel and do a great job in it! =] I’ll be praying for you for sure!!! Proverbs 3:5-6 for you. =]

    – Amanda

  37. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Jason, thank you so much for your comment. That was totally God speaking directly to you when you got that book and it turned to that exact page! How cool! That’s happened to me before too. It just reminds us God is real and loves us and DOES speak to His kids. =] =] I love the verse that says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13. One of the ways He draws us closer to Himself is through trials and times where our faith is tested. Think about it, if we never had a “bad day” or a difficult time or something we’re waiting on and praying about…we wouldn’t “need” God. But because God loves us and wants us to mature spiritually, He will allow certain things to come into our lives to again draw us closer, grow in our faith, and see His hand do the impossible! So when the fears, worries, anxiety and bad thoughts come I want you to immediately say, “Holy Spirit take this thought captive in Jesus Name!” Pray, “Jesus, I plead your blood over my mind. Remove these bad thoughts. Remove the fear and worrying”. I promise you, it will help! God is able to remove any bad thought from our minds. Remember that verse that says, “With man it is impossible but with God all things are possible?” (Matt. 19:26) It’s so true! When we call out to Him, Jason, He responds according to His perfect will. =]

    Also, read these verses out loud over and over until the worry is gone. Also, before bed write down on a peice of paper everything going round and round in your mind that worrying you. Then, Pray for each one—that God takes cares of it. Then, trust Him to! Let it go and go to sleep. =]

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and 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 through Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 4:6-7

    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” – Isaiah 41:10

    “Psalm 91:
    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
    Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

    Praying for you! – Amanda

  38. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Haitian Girl,

    I’m so sorry you’re having such a hard time with worry and anxiety! Trust me, I’ve totally been there! The best way to counteract these lies from the devil, which is exactly what they are, is God’s truth. Download a Bible app on your phone and even carry a small Bible with you wherever you go. When the fears, worries, anxiety and bad thoughts come I want you to take out your bible and read it!! Also pray, “Holy Spirit take this thought captive in Jesus Name!” Pray, “Jesus, I plead your blood over my mind. Remove these bad thoughts. Remove the fear and worrying”. I promise you, it will help! God is able to remove any bad thought from our minds. Remember that verse that says, “With man it is impossible but with God all things are possible?” (Matt. 19:26) It’s so true! When we call out to Him, He responds according to His perfect will. Also, write down on a piece of paper everything going round and round in your mind that’s worrying you. Pray for each one—that God takes cares of it. Then, trust Him to! Let it go and go to sleep. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your cares upon the Lord for He cares for you.” You have to choose to trust God. Again, give each thought over to Him and say literally, “God, I can’t handle this right now. I don’t know what to do about this or that. I feel so weighed down and paralyzed with worry, please take this away. And work it all out according to your perfect will. Give me the faith and grace I need to trust in you with all of my heart. In Jesus’ name amen.” Prayer is so powerful! So whenever a thought comes…PRAY! And, fill your mind daily with the Word of God. Think of His Word as the sword you’re using to literally fight off the enemy and all the lies he’s telling you.

    Please read these verses over and over again too okay!! It will help!!

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and 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 through Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 4:6-7

    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” – Isaiah 41:10

    “Psalm 91:
    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
    Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

    Praying for you!

    <3 Amanda

  39. Amanda Estrada

    Hi Debbie,

    I’m so sorry you’re struggling right now! But remember, worry won’t change anything. It will only make it worse, not better. You need to invest your time and energy in crying out to God, instead of crying out in worry. I know it’s easier said than done, but with God it is possible! =] Remember, God is the only One able to change anything at all anyways! So start to turn your worries into specific prayers. If you’re worried about money, for example, pray God, in your Word it says you will supply all of my needs according to your riches in Christ Jesus!” (Philippians 4:19) God in your Word it says for me to “be anxious for nothing!” Please God, give me the faith to no longer have this anxiety. (Phil. 4:6-7). You see, as you start to pray God’s promises, it will encourage you! And God will answer you according to His perfect will for your life. That’s where trusting Him with all of your heart comes in. The more you read the Word of God, the more you will experience the perfect peace of God. The truth is, God loves you Debbie SO MUCH that He sent His one and only Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross in your place. But He didn’t stay dead, amen. He rose again! And the same power that rose Jesus Christ from the dead lives in you as a believer! (Romans 8:11) God is mindful of you and everything you’re going through. And He wants you to trust Him. When you surrendered your life to Him Debbie, He took on that role of Father God in your life. Just like our earthy parents fed us when we were hungry, and took care of us…He is doing that now for you. That’s the amazing thing about a personal relationship with Him. As we continue to do our part—walk with Him in obedience, He will do His part in taking care of us. =] So be encouraged okay! And never ever lose hope! If you have Jesus…you truly have all that you need. Cast all of these financial cares and concerns at the foot of the cross. And counteract these lies from the enemy with God’s infallible truth.

    Psalm 23:1 for you!

    <3 Amanda

  40. Mary Valle

    God is able. He makes miracles everyday walk in faith

  41. Deborah Gonzalez

    Thank you JESUS 🙏🏻

Leave a Reply

X