You’ve been there, right? Worried about something, someone…
You try to get your mind off of it. But you can’t. You try to push past it, but you can’t. You try to shake it out of your head, but you can’t. Everything you do to push it aside, but it keeps coming back to the front of your mind.
Maybe it is worry. Maybe it is guilt.
Or, maybe it is the devil.
Jesus tells us not to worry, that He’s got things under control. He said in the book of Luke that if he cares enough to make the grass that’s just going to get eaten, isn’t he going to take are of you and your issues?
Why is that so hard to understand?
Because, there’s a peace that comes that we don’t understand. Paul told us that in Philippians 4. He said “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Don’t worry about anything.
Pray about everything.
Talk to God about it.
The sermon writes itself, right? But we have to understand that this only works when give it to God. God can’t release us of the worry if we don’t let Him.
I tend to overthink things a lot. I struggle with worry, and guilt, and anxiety. I second guess myself. And 9 times out of 10, i’m doing that because I haven’t given it over to God. May the God of love and peace and mercy take all our worry away, and may we understand we serve a God that can.