Don’t Worry Be Happy

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“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:27 NASB).  Life is full of uncertainties and will be until the day we leave this earth.  The issue is that it seems to be human nature for people to constantly worry.  What we have to do is learn how to bring your mind, body and spirit under subjection.  If a problem can be solved, why worry about it?  And vice versa, if a problem cannot be solved why worry about it?  It’s simply a matter of putting things into perspective.  I can say that a lot of times when an issue presents itself in my life, the first thing I tend to do is try to figure out a solution.  I try not to spend too much time focusing on the problem itself, although there have been some times when I have allowed my emotions to get the best of me.  Hindsight is 20/20 and I can honestly say in those times when I let my emotions get the best of me, besides feeling horrible on the inside I lost a wonderful gift that God gave me, time.  Time where I could have been happy, time I could have had joy, time I could have been at peace.  I’ve said before how precious time is and of course we know, once it is gone we can never get it back.  In addition, think about all the other irrational things our emotions can make us do.  All for what?  A situation that nine times out of ten we have no control over.  Or the control that we do have over it will not solve anything by wrecking your nerves over it.

Here’s something I want you to do, think about an issue you were worrying about a year ago today.  If you can even remember something from that long ago, you can probably see how that situation has now been turned around.  It is tough to see it while you’re going through, but as the saying goes, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  I encourage you to focus on that light.  Don’t worry about anything.  Instead we must pray about everything.  As you focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, trust God.  Give your burdens to the Lord and He will take care of you.   Walk in the joy, happiness, love and peace that God gives.  Find comfort and peace through Scripture that promises you hope and a future.  Gain knowledge on how to live free from worry by meditating on the Word and casting your cares upon Jesus! #iDeclare #dontworrybehappy

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Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I come to say thank you.  Thank you for life, health and strength.  Please help me God to not worry.  I decree and declare that I will trust you at all times.  I will walk in peace, love and joy at all times no matter what may be going on around me.  I will not lose precious time by worrying, instead I will focus on the light at the end of the tunnel and trust you with my whole heart.  Instead of worrying, I will pray.  Thank you God for increasing my faith.  In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Scripture Reference:

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT “ Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV “ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

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