Sunday, June 8, 2014

Worry Slanders Every Promise of God

I've spent most of my life a worrier. 
I worry about everything.
No seriously, EVERYTHING. 

My husband, my daughter, my dad, my sister, my family,
my inlaws, my cousins, that people won't like me, 
 the health of my family, my friends, my job, finances,
 my dogs, my marriage, my friendships, 
my health, accidents, death, 
spiders, pickles getting on my food, ants.
You name it, I worry about it. 
And I hate it. 

Because I KNOW that God tell me so many times not to worry....


Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, 
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:34 
 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Colossians 3:15 
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
 to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 
 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. 
The Lord be with you all.

Psalm 55:22 
 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; 
he will never permit the righteous to be moved

Hebrews 13:6 
So we can confidently say, 
 “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Psalm 46:10 
 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, 
 I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 56:3 
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 121:1-2
 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Proverbs 3:5-6 
 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Corinthians 10:13 
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. 
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, 
but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape,
 that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 8:31 
 What then shall we say to these things?
 If God is for us, who can be against us?



As I prepare to send Madison off to college in a few months, 
my worry tendencies seem to be OUT of control. 
I'm spending lots of time reminding myself of God's promises. 
This quote sums up what I know to be true about worry 
and is one of my all time favorites.

If you, like me, need a reminder not to worry, 
you can print out your own copy HERE

6 comments:

  1. I am a worrier, too, and some of these verses have calmed my soul when I was in angst over what the future may hold. I also came across an article by Joyce Meyer and emailed this portion to myself as a reminder. I can't tell you how many times I read it day after day when I was in the throes of anxiety:

    So stop worrying about everything, give it to God, and live in grace. Grace isn't just divine favor—it's power! Don't waste another day of your life worrying. Determine what your responsibility is and what it is not. Don't try to take on God's responsibility. When we do what we can do, God steps in and does what we can't. So give yourself and your worries to God and begin enjoying the abundant life He has planned for you.

    Thank you for the printable...and the scriptures.

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  2. I have a Madison going off to college in the fall as well, and this post couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you for giving me the reminder I need to leave it all in His hands. How easily I forget than I cannot worry and trust God at the same time. Over and over God has taken care of things much better than I ever could have dreamed, and yet it is still so easy to fall back into the rut of wanting to be in control. I believe committing some of these verses to memory would serve me well this summer! Thank you again!

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  3. I shared and pinned okay. thank you for this.

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  4. This post was so on time for me right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you - the same can be said for fear, which is what has been my 'biggie' the last few days after a character attack.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Slander seems like such a harsh word, but you are so very correct. I feel like a lot of people can quote the verses, but can you really do it! They are two very different, very difficult things. Thanks for posting this.

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