Worry-stoppers, Part 2

Max Lucado continues with the final 4 worry-stoppers, presented in Chapter 4 of Fearless:

5.  Evaluate your worry categories.  Themes of worry will become evident.  By praying specifically about your worries, these areas of preoccupation won’t become obsessions.

6.  Focus on today.  God meets our needs on a daily basis.  He will give us what we need when we need it.  Max Lucado cites the following hymn by Bradford Torrey (“Not So in Haste, My Heart”):

“Not so in haste, my heart!

Have faith in God and wait;

Although He linger long,

He never comes too late.”

7.  Unleash a worry army.  Share your worries with a few people you dearly love, asking them to pray for you and with you.

8.  Let God be enough.  Seek the Kingdom of God first, and let God supply all your needs. (Matthew 6: 32-33)

Note that Max set up the 8 phrases to spell the word P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L.

 

Comments

  1. Thank you Dave for Max’s insights, I always thought I cornered the market on worry until I got together with Kurt. Now we are twins, but with all kidding aside, what good does come from worry? More worry! depression for some, and certainly a lack of peace. I can’t wait to get his book and read it, maybe I’ll get another copy for Kurt, since his birthday is coming up on the 29th. To give you an idea how worry affects him, he winds up getting sick from excesssive worrying, and we always wind up trying to tell one another not to worry. Thanks.

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