Grace morning on this thankful and triumphant Thursday.
In what area of your life are you struggling to trust God and causing unneeded worry?
In Psalm 116:7, “I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’” (NCV).
That’s not just good spiritual wisdom from the Lord; it’s wisdom for your health as well. The Bible also says in Proverbs 14:30 that a heart at peace is a healthy heart: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” (NIV).
It’s not just what you eat that destroys your health — it’s what eats you! You can have the best health plan around — eat fresh, healthy, organic, and in proper portions — but if you’re resentful against someone in your life or worry about tomorrow, your health will suffer.
Worry is like a poison or a fire. It burns you up inside.
We deal with all sorts of worries in our lives, but many of them revolve around these five areas. We worry:
• We’ll be left alone.
• We won’t know what to do in the future.
• We won’t have Finance to meet our needs in the future.
• We will be hurt by something or someone in the future.
• We won’t have the strength to survive in the future.
But there’s good news: You don’t have to worry. Worry is optional misery! You have many things that impact your health that you cannot control. But you can control the amount you worry!
God has more than 7,000 promises in the Bible. Many of those promises center on the areas you worry about the most, like the five mentioned above.
“Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more.”Luke 12:23-24 MSG
If you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you know the One who created your future. His promises about your future give life, not stomach-eating worry.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this, turning trials into triumph Thursday!