Yet reality tells us that so much of what we spend our time worrying about never even happens. Living under the weight of the "what it's" is a hard place to dwell.
I struggled with fear and worry for years. But through time, I began to find that the things that once would have sent me down an anxious spiral, no longer had the same effect. It didn't happen quickly, but over days, months, years.
I read words - of life - of truth. Soaking them in, over and over, praying them out loud . Until they became so familiar, they replaced the other things in my mind that I'd battled against. There's nothing magical about words and verses, but there is power through them because they're God's words.
Change happened. Anxious thoughts began to diminish. Worry let go of its constant grip. And though fear is sometimes still there, it no longer wields control, holding me back, paralyzing me in its grasp.
His words are "life" words, soothing to our soul, calming to our spirits, giving power to our days.
It's not always easy, and it often comes down to a choice:
Choosing not to allow fear and anxiety to control your life.
Choosing to guard your heart.
Choosing to focus your mind on what is true in the midst of uncertain times.
We might still feel afraid, but we can believe that God is with us. We may not be in control, but we can trust the One who is. We may not know the future, but we can know the God who does."
From Crosswalk.com written by Debbie McDaniel
In God's Love - Joy Bynum