DAY 4: Don’t Worry About Anything

Text: Psalms 55:22
Memorize: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God Philippians 4:6

Scriptures: Philippians 4:6; 1Kings 8:28;Proverbs 3:6; Daniel 6:10; Matthew 6:25;Matthew 6:34; Ephesians 6:18; 1Timothy 2:1;1Timothy 5:5

Perhaps no emotion is more common to the human condition than fear. Left unchecked, the mind believes that danger is imminent, so it seeks to protect by influencing someone to stop, give up, run and hide, or do anything but what is influencing the feeling of fear.

Surely you have heard someone boast that the solution to worry, anxiety, and fear is to “have faith.” The idea is that faith is the opposite of fear and can simply be mustered up at will to overcome it. Faith, however, is defined by the dictionary as “complete trust of confidence in someone or something.” Its biblical definition is similar: “the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). In other words, both the dictionary and the Bible describe faith as confidence in a particular outcome you can’t yet see. This can be either positive or negative.

Your faith just has to be directed in the right way. Ultimately worry, anxiety, and fear happen because the measure of faith you do have is misplaced on the negative. Simply put, fear is faith, or the confident expectation, that something bad is going to happen.

Therefore, in order to overcome it, you have to learn how to redirect your faith to positive expectations set by God’s Word.

I don’t worry about anything. I am not influenced by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear, but I have love, power, and self-control. Because God’s Spirit lives within me, I am strong and courageous. I cast all my cares on the Lord, and I know that His peace is guarding my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.


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