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Overcoming Worry

posted Oct 15, 2017, 1:36 PM by web feat
Is there anyone who doesn't worry? Surely Paul had good reason to worry, held under house arrest. He had no idea what might be ahead for him, but it didn't look good. And surprisingly, it was in this context he wrote one of his happiest letters. He also offered

"Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."

Good advice, from one who was living what he preached. And he didn't stop there --

"Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies."

With God's help, we, too can overcome our worries.

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