Shape Your Worries
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
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 safe at school? Is my marriage strong enough to endure temptation? Will I end up in heaven living the way that I am?
All of these questions can lead to extended seasons of worry. Worry often develops into anxiety which breeds stress and can even make you physically sick. Paul taught us in Philippians to not be anxious about anything. Don't fret it and don't sweat it. Don't hurry through it and don't worry through it. How do we do that?
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, closed and put away. Even throw it away if necessary!
Letting praises shape your worries does just that. It surrenders 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!