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What to Do When You’re Worried

when you're worried

When You’re Worried, turn your worries into prayers and watch God turn them around.

when you're worried

“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.” (Philippians 4:6–7)

Martin Luther once wrote in a letter to his wife, “Pray, and let God worry.”

God isn’t going to worry, of course. But we still need to pray, because we worry about a lot of things. And sometimes we even will elevate worry as a virtue, saying things like, “I worry because I care.”

But is worry actually a virtue? I don’t think so.

I’ve unnecessarily worried about things. I’ve fretted and have been filled with anxiety. When we’re worried, the enemy only sees one thing… it’s a lack of trust in God. When we worry, we’re essentially saying, “God isn’t in control. He isn’t taking care of me in this situation. I’m not trusting in the providence of God.”

But if you are a Christian and believe the Bible, then you will know that God is in control of all circumstances that surround your life, and there are no so-called accidents in the life of a believer.

That is an important thing to remember, because worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Turn your worries into prayers. Look to the Lord, and let Him give you His peace.

The next time you are gripped by fear and worry, turn it into a prayer like this one:

Lord, I don’t know what to do, but I trust You. You are in control, and I commit this to You right now.

When I feel crushed by my own worries,
Lift my mind and help me to see the truth.

When fear grips me tight and I feel I cannot move,
Free my heart and help me to take things one step at a time.

When I can’t express the turmoil inside,
Calm me with Your quiet words of love.

I choose to trust in You, each day, each hour, each moment of my life.
I know deep down that I can cast these cares on You, 

I know deep down that I live in Your grace, forgiven, restored by Your sacrifice, You have set me free.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Isabella Momanyi

    May 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Prayer brings joy and success.

  2. Edna Ward

    May 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Pray my son anthony is safe and he is beun treated fairly lord watch over him in jesus name all. The saints and prayer warriors pray for my son

  3. Cathy Ume

    May 17, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Amen. Thank you Jesus Christ.

  4. Robert Fair

    May 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Kari Anderson Fair

  5. Catherine Munthali Kawonga

    May 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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  6. Krung-krung Park Seon

    May 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Amen.

  7. Nomvuyosthembile Dlamini

    May 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Oh my God!!

  8. Ifunanya Ukachukwu

    May 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Thank jesus for turning my worries into testimonies

  9. Elsie Anokye

    May 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I choose to trust Him only for He is my rear guide.Thank you Jesus

  10. Djune Mouafo Oriane

    May 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Alobwede Grace

  11. Laura Stafford-Jacobs

    May 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Rachel Alanza Harrison

  12. Prossy Senyange

    May 17, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Amen am on it.

  13. Nnenna Oparaocha

    May 17, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Amen i belive in God

  14. Junior Mohlala

    May 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I turn my worries into prayers in the name of Jesus Christ Amen

  15. Rossitah Mhango Mwandwanga

    May 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

    god is the key to everything

  16. Tobechi G Eze Eze

    May 17, 2017 at 6:29 am

    O God be my strength

  17. Njoki Maina

    May 17, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Wambui Maina Ebow

  18. Leah Sison Serrano

    May 17, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Thank You Lord!

  19. Omenkeya Patience Chinyere

    May 17, 2017 at 4:47 am

    This is quite inspiring

  20. Auwor Sharon

    May 17, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Amen thank you Jesus

  21. Dominique Artukovich

    May 17, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Amen

  22. Gu Guu

    May 17, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Amen

  23. Yvonne L Hinton

    May 17, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Real Talk

  24. Nancy Youmans

    May 17, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Prayer is the only way.

  25. Cathy Ruiz-Angeles

    May 17, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Nelson Abrejal Ruiz

  26. Shanna Graham Fowler

    May 17, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Morgan Lane

  27. Jenely Quingco Bejoc

    May 17, 2017 at 1:15 am

    ❤❤❤

  28. Esther Becomes Queen

    May 16, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Sherene Nation

  29. Terry Daley

    May 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  30. Sue Lin

    May 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Aisah June Pula Dorin

  31. Rita Scott

    May 16, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    yes i do And phil 4

  32. Olga Keegan

    May 16, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I always pray for Gods help

  33. Cammie Jones

    May 16, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Yes!

  34. Zah Dlamini

    May 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Amen

  35. Debbesa Sealey

    May 16, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    yes I agreed

  36. Cheryl Ellis

    May 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Amen I needed to see this one.

  37. Linda Dean

    May 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Amen!!!

  38. Princess Uwa Nelly

    May 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    AMEN

  39. Deanna M Smoot

    May 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Amen!

  40. Pamela Boggs

    May 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Amen somebody!!!

  41. Melissa Robinson

    May 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Summer Pierce

  42. LaBell Bowen

    May 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Amen!

  43. Martha Gonzalez

    May 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Amen

  44. Dee Kabesa

    May 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Amen

  45. Ogugua Julius

    May 16, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Amen

  46. Tarrow Black Ervin

    May 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Amen

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