Try as you might, you can’t stop the rat wheel of fearful thoughts from spinning in your mind. You know the command to “fear not,” but how do you do that, practically speaking? How do you effectively fight fearful thoughts?
Life and circumstances can be hard. Do you ever forget to breathe? Do you have to be reminded to take a breath? In those difficult circumstances, where do you place your focus and find peace?
Early one morning, I sensed God whisper to my heart, “what part of be anxious for nothing are you struggling with?” Well, pretty much EVERY thing was causing me to worry and fret. God has a way of pointing to the heart of a matter. Are you struggling not to worry or be anxious? Want the secret for resting in God’s peace?
“I’m worried that, no scratch that. I have a concern that if we don’t address the issue, it could become a bigger issue later on,” I explained. “Why did you say it like that?” “Because our words have power, and God tells us not to worry. So I’m going to choose not to worry in this situation, and trust Him, while taking appropriate action.” [more]