Bible Verses: Psalm 139:16; Proverbs 12:25; Isaiah 26:3-4; Matthew 6:27, 33-34; I Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-8, 13, 19; Romans 8:28-29;

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Understanding Worry:

We worry for many different reasons. We worry because we don’t know the outcome of a situation. We worry because that someone might find out what we said about them. We worry that we would get in the school we want. We worry that we’ll be able to make friends after a move. We worry that we’ll have enough money that we’ll get to do the things we want.

When has worrying helped? When have you sat in your room worrying and then someone calls you saying, “I know you were worrying about making friends, so i’ll be your friend.”? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life (Matt. 6:27)?

Worrying brings heart ache, pain, and stress into your life. Worrying can consume you. What is the heart reason for worrying? We worry when we lose control of our life. We’ve been in control for a while, then all of a sudden that control is taken from us, and we don’t know what to do. Let me offer a few things to think about, when you realize that you are not in control of your life.

1. God is in control (Psalm 139:16). He has planned out every aspect of your life. Even though you may be surprised by different outcomes, He is not.

2. Everything happens for a reason (Romans 8:28-29). If you are NOT born again, then whatever problems come in your life, is to draw you to God. It is so that you look to God to answer your main issue of sin. If you are born again, this means that when the problems come in your life, God wants you to become more like Christ because of it.

3. When you tend to worry, lean on God instead (I Peter 5:7). It is in our natural sinful way to worry when things are out of our hands. When you feel the urge to worry, pray. When your thoughts are being consumed with “ifs” and “buts”, read the Word and consume your thoughts with “grace” and “trust”.

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