SEEK A RESOLUTION
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom
This study devotional, “Overcoming Worry,” has been quite a journey! We have learned how to overcome our fears and walk in the peace of God amidst uncertainty. Our confidence and hope is in the Lord. He is our peace in every storm that we will ever face. It’s comforting to know that God is with us every day of our lives.
“The burdens that cause us to worry become heavier whenever we try to carry them alone.”
Sometimes you just don’t know what to do or which way to turn. People become conditioned to the situations they’re in. When that happens, you can’t see beyond where you are and find you’re stuck in a rut. Insanity is doing the same thing expecting change. It’s time to break out of the rut!
There needs to be a RESOLUTION. Rather than wringing our hands worrying over everything, we need to make a resolution (a firm decision to do or not to do something; the action of solving a problem.) 1. Make sure you have the FACTS. 2. Have a correct PERSPECTIVE. 3. Ask God for WISDOM. 4. Make a PLAN. 5. Find ENCOURAGEMENT. 6. Control your THOUGHTS. 7. Speak with a CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR.
Jacob was filled with worry after stealing his older brother’s birthright. Knowing Esau wanted to kill him, Jacob ran away. This seemed to be an irreconcilable problem. Jacob turned to God in prayer and began to devise a plan to be reconciled with his brother. After praying, he had his servants take livestock to Esau as a gift. Esau’s heart was softened and Jacob won his favor. Jacob must have been elated when Esau ran to him! Esau embraced Jacob, kissed him, and wept. Genesis 32
“When worry seeps into our lives, a resolution may seem impossible. But God desires for us to live with joy and faith instead of worry and fear.”
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