Lately I have literally had a struggle with worry. My wise neighbor said "Suzie, if you pray there is no need to worry. If you worry there is no need to pray." She was totally right. I know this but needed to hear it. It is not cool how sometimes the mess of life just keeps dumping on ya and you let it pile up to where you allow yourself to be buried alive in worry instead of letting the junk life dumps bounce off.
Philippians 4:6-76 Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving. 7 Then God’sshalom ( peace), passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with the Messiah Yeshua. ( Jesus)
In line 7 it says, then God's Shalom ( His peace ) will keep our hearts and our minds in perfect peace. It is a peace that in the mist of troubles it should not match the troubles at hand. It should pass all natural understanding. When the world says worry, we should in fact be doing the very opposite. We really need to relax in Him! Why do we struggle so much in this!
Psalm 9:9-109 (8) He will judge the world in righteousness;
he will judge the peoples fairly.
10 (9) Adonai is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a tower of strength in times of trouble.
I know this one thing. God is the strong tower for sure! He is reliable, dependable, trust worthy. If God's got your back then why worry! People let us down but God never ever will. One of the things I do to bring myself back into balance and into peace is to imagine I am walking up to the throne of God. I take the problem or person in my hands and carry it with me. I lay it, what ever it is, at his feet. I then say to God I can not do this, I can not fix this. You do it God because you see the end. You see the in between. You know the answers. Help me! Take care of this. Then I imagine myself walking away. I leave it there at his feet to do with it what he will. If I start to worry then I am saying God is not capable? SAY WHAT. God is capable, he is God!
Here is more great verses on worry.
Worrying is like saying God I do not trust you.
Something else I truly do suggest is walk out or act out your trusting God has got it by doing something for you. Relax. When you are overwhelmed do something to rest. I like to retreat to my back yard and lay or swing in my hammock. You can get a hammock like mine byclicking here if you want one! I love laying in my hammock safely suspended in air. It comforts me and makes me feel totally relaxed as I am praying or reading. This hammock has been a true blessing to me during this very stressful phase of my life. It was so easy to put up & is easy to clean. It is super strong too yet so very comfy, which you need comfy when relaxing. Amen!
What helps you to relax?