Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Phil 4:4
Great advice...instead of worrying, pray! There's a great deal of "life" happening all around us. So much that its very easy to worry about everything. How are we going to make ends meet? Will my child be ok at school? Is my marriage strong enough to endure temptation? What if I get sick?
All of these questions can lead to long periods of worry. Worry often develops into anxiety which breeds stress and can even make you more sick. Paul taught us in Philippians to not be anxious about anything. Don' fret it and don't sweat it. Don't hurry through it and don't worry through it. How do we do that? We shape up!
We let our praises shape those worries into prayers to God! Imagine being able to take every unmanageable situation and place it in a perfect size box that could be managed, close it and put it away. Even throw it away if necessary!
Letting praises shape your worries does just that. It relinquishes your control to God's control. That huge worry is no match for God who is able to help you in every circumstance. Got a bundle of worries today? Start praising God! Shape your worries into prayers! YOU can change the shape AND the outcome of your future!