October 17, 2020
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Proverbs 12:25 NLT
Let’s talk a moment about the weight of worry. I believe worry is a burden God never intended us to carry. It is a device the enemy used to confuse and frustrate our minds and get our focus off the victory that God has for us.
I remember moments when I struggled with worry. I remember one night walking back and forth on my street, quoting scriptures to myself. It took me about an hour of walking back and forth, talking to myself for me to drive out worry with the Word of God.
For years, I have quoted scripture to myself every morning. As I take a shower, I declare God’s Word over my mind. It is my way of cleansing my mind of worry, doubt, depression, anxiety, and fear. I confess the promises of God.
If you don’t have the Word of God memorized, you don’t have a fighting chance against worry. The weight of worry will crush you and lead to depression and suicidal thoughts.
Here is part of my daily confession— “I am of God and have overcome the world because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I have the victory that overcomes the world, even my faith.”
Holy Spirit, I ask You to teach me the promises of God’s Word. Help me personalize and memorize Your promises to live without the constant weight of worry. In Jesus’ name, I declare I am free from the burden of worry. I refuse to allow worry to rob my energy and dreams.
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