No Need For Anxiety – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 16th



(Worry Makes Things Worse)

TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:6-7 TLB
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”

“Zack, why aren’t concerned? You’ve just been given a poor prognosis, yet you’re smiling! Shouldn’t you be anxious right now?” Felicia inquired.

“Nope, I choose not to worry because it won’t solve anything. I’m a child of the King, and I know how to handle the situation,” Zack calmly responded.

And after speaking in tongues for a bit and uttering God’s Word to himself, he left the hospital radiant with faith and joy.

Don’t you just like the fact that, as a Christian, you’re not supposed to worry over anything? It takes the stress out of life. Worrying only makes things worse.

Recall the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:27 (TPT): “So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?”

Refuse to worry about your school fees. Refuse to worry about your health. Refuse to worry about anything!

Some people believe until they’re worried and flustered, God won’t do anything about their situation.

What they don’t know is that worry actually short-circuits the power of God in one’s life. If worrying had any positive effects, God would have said, “Be worried; in fact, be very worried!”

But He never said that. Rather, He said, “…Forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘…what will we wear?’ For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require?” (Matthew 6:31-32 TPT).

Worry is a “…fiery dart of the wicked” (Ephesians 6:16); so, when it attacks you, repel it. Use the Word against it.

Every day, be resolute that you’re going to practise God’s Word. His Word says, “Don’t fret or worry.

Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.

Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.

It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life” (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG). Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Matthew 6:25-34

I repel worry with God’s Word. I’m anxious for nothing, but in everything, I make my requests known to God, and the peace of God that passes all understanding garrisons my heart and mind. All things are working together for my good; I can never be disadvantaged. Glory to God!

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 12:1-21, Genesis 38-39
Matthew 6:25-34, Genesis 16

Practise what Philippians 4:6-7 says and be at rest all day long.

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