Battle the Worry Beast

There’s a lot of people enslaved to the worry beast. I’m no exception. After all it’s human nature to worry. Everyone does it. It’s socially acceptable and normal to worry.

Except it’s not. It’s become so ingrained that we don’t notice when the worry beast enters our life. He’s sneaky and starts out with just one thought, really small and barely noticeable. Then he starts growing and growing and growing.

When worry beast gets big enough he hems you in and pin you down, restricting your freedom. Incapacitation is his goal. He loves to incapacitate people. Worry beast erodes trust. He also robs people of sleep, peace, security, joy and their relationship with God.

I have learned how to conquer the worry beast. When you find yourself saying “God’s got this, but …” Stop. Reaffirm God’s got this period. Reaffirm your trust in Jesus. Say Jesus I trust you with __________.

This sounds too simple to work, but it does. The worry beast stops in its tracks. Reaffirming your trust in God shrinks the worry beast.

This isn’t a one-time takes care of all solution. The worry beast is too persistent. Each time you find the worry beast in your life, stop and reaffirm your trust in God. Awareness of the worry beast and persistence in trusting God are keys to defeat the worry beast.

Luke 12:25-26; Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Proverbs 12:25; An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

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