Matthew 6:25-34 says, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”

1 John 4:18 says, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

If there’s anything I know a lot about, it’s worry. Worrying about school, money, relationships, you name it, and I have probably worried about it. I have always had this underlying mindset of worry. It would eat away at me, and leave me feeling weary and confused.

Worry is a side-effect of fear, and fear, when not taken care of, can be harmful.

Believe it or not, I just figured this out recently. I always thought that my worry was apart of who I am, and that it was “normal” for me to live my life this way. But, I found myself being too used to this worry, and even began to expect it to happen. I soon realized that this was not what God had in mind for me when He knit me together.

“I’m so forgetful, but You always remind me that You’re the only one who brings me peace.”

When I heard these words being sung by Will Reagan, I was completely overwhelmed. I sung these words until I believed them in my heart. My feeling of worriedness was replaced with a feeling of worthiness. I am worthy of His peace, and I am worthy of everything He has for me. There is nothing that could hold me back from receiving His love.

(Not even fear.)

 

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