Overcome Worry With Faith.


winning your worry battle
 

"Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?" - Matthew 6:26 (NLT)

 

I was fired up and ready for my college graduation. That was over ten years ago, and I still remember the anticipation about entering the next chapter of my life.


And then I saw it.

I got an email from my university stating that I owed $1,000 from studying abroad in London.


Graduation was in two weeks, and if I didn't pay the balance on my account, I wouldn't be able to walk across the stage and get my diploma.

Well, I didn't have $1,000.

I called my mom hysterically crying. She supported me financially throughout college, but she had her own problems, and I couldn't ask her for any more money.

I didn't know what to do.

My mom was at work and didn't answer her phone, so I called my stepdad to see if he could get in touch with her. My stepdad asked me what was wrong, and I told him the situation.

Before I could even get the words out to ask him if he could get in touch with my mom, he said, "I'll transfer the money to you right now."

Wait, what? He repeated himself and said, "I'll transfer the money to you right now."

I was surprised to hear those words. I didn't even know my stepdad had $1k lying around to spare, but I was thankful for it.

You see, most of the things we worry about never happen. God opened the door for me to get to London, so I should've trusted that He wouldn't leave me hanging with a balance on my account.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?" - Matthew 6:25-26


The enemy uses worry to distract us from all the amazing things that God has planned for us.

I was reading Joshua 14 this week, and I love the boldness that Caleb had. Caleb and Joshua were the only Israelites of the earlier generation allowed to enter the Promised Land.


Caleb was 85-years-old when he requested his portion of the land promised by Moses.

In Joshua 14:11-12, he said, "I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. So give me the hill country that the Lord promised me. You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the Lord is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the Lord said."


Can you imagine an 85-year-old man fighting like he was 40? That's what Caleb did because He trusted God to fulfill His promise.

And guess what? He was victorious!


One sure way to win your worry battles is to replace what you're worried about with God's promises. He always comes through at the right time and often in the most unexpected ways.

Faith in God and His promises will always overcome worry.


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Do great things with God. - Mags

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