I want to encourage you to shift your thinking this weekend from the ground perspective of uncertainty to the God perspective of what is certain to strengthen your faith, calm your fears and restore your confidence.
While many define peace as the absence of trouble, Jesus offers a peace in the midst of trouble.
Worry is saying, “God, I don’t believe I can trust You to handle this.” We think we need to control the situation. As counter intuitive as it seems, to really win over worry, I need to shift from control to surrender.
Worry is stewing without doing. It immobilizes us with a paralysis of fear. If we are to get going, we must shift our thinking from focusing on the temporal to that which is eternal.
If you’ve ever wrestled with worry, you’re not alone. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus declared war on worry because He understood how destructive an emotion it can be.
Where do you go for refuge? When troubles surround you, to whom do you turn to for help?
Are you experiencing the promise of God’s rest? What is that rest and how can we experience it instead of spending most of our time wrestling with over-booked schedules, daily demands, and unexpected pressures?
Have you been running away from your past? Through Christ you can be forgiven and face what you used to run away from.
Do you control your thoughts, or do they control you?
Jesus told us that if we would focus on one thing, it would change everything!