Worrying is fear of the future. A husband told his wife, “Why are you always worrying? It doesn’t do any good.” She replied, “Yes it does. 98% of the things I worry about never happen.”
My book The Sure Cure for Worry explains that the only way to be completely free from worry is to place your complete trust in God.
Worry never trusts—and trust never worries. You cannot worry and trust God at the same time. One forces out the other. Here are five reasons you can live with confidence in 2016.
1. God is in control of the world’s events. If you are going to trust God with your future, you have to believe that He is in control. Click here for “Proof God Controls the World.”
2. Jesus specifically told us to not be afraid of the future. When Jesus prophesied concerning the events preceding the end of the world, He said, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened” (Matt. 24:6). He told us to not be afraid because He is in control of what happens to us.
3. Jesus gives us His peace in every circumstance. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid” (John 14:27). God’s peace is far superior to what “the world gives.”
4. When you completely trust God, He promises to direct your steps. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6). The Lord will show you what to do in every situation.
5. You must release your problems into God’s hands through prayer. Prayer is the way you hand your concerns over to the Lord, which results in having a peaceful life (Phil. 4:6-7).
Have you put your complete trust in the Lord? If you are still worried and uptight, you are still holding back. When you surrender your life to Jesus, you will feel the weight lifted off your soul (Matt. 11:29). www.kentcrockett.blogspot.com Twitter: @Kent Crockett
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