Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING let your requests be made known unto God.
REPLACE WORRY WITH THANKSGIVING
We worry about a lot of things. The Bible tells us that:
Luke 21:26 Men's hearts FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
That sounds a lot like worry to me.
We worry about our health and worry is probably the worst thing we can do for our health. We worry about finances while at the same time we fail to do what needs to be done to get them under control. People worry about all sorts of things when the best we can do is to trust God.
This does not mean that we are not to do the things we should do to handle problems. After we have done all we can do we need to turn them over to God and thank him for all he has done for us. When we replace worry with Thanksgiving it relieves a lot of stress from our lives.
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