Do you have a hard time sleeping because of worry thoughts that constantly bombard your mind? Do you finally get to sleep only to wake up early and toss and turn again with worry?
Worry starts, nine out of ten times, when we have done everything we know to do regarding a situation and we are frustrated because nothing seems to be “moving.” Bill collectors are still ringing our phones off the hook, we still don’t know how we will pay the house payment, much less our utilities…and then there is our car payment and without our car how are we going to get to work or look for a job…and on and on and on. Sometimes in my minds eye, at one time, I felt I could almost see Satan laughing hardily as I tossed and turned.
One night, as I struggled with all this worry it was as if God spoke to my heart “Cathie, are you trying to get my job?” I thought, “I don’t know what you mean Lord.” “Well, there is only one God, and that is ME!” God went on to impress on me that I was trying to do everything on my own. Finally it dawned on me that I was putting my trust in my own ability to solve my problems and not obeying God! Jesus says that if we are burdened and heavy-laden we should let Him take this upon Himself. (Matthew 11:28)
As people who profess to believe in God then shouldn’t we take Him at His word? Why is it that we don’t trust Him with everything? Nothing that we do will accomplish anything. Think about the last time you had a problem with worry. Did all your worrying accomplish anything? The bible says it is not “By power or by might, but by the SPIRIT” The problem is taken care of by the Holy Spirit if we can only trust Him with it. (Zechariah 4:6)
The bible tells us that when the Holy Spirit comes He, and He alone will lead us into all truth. We need to get to the point in life where when we pray about something we leave it at the foot of the cross with calm assurance that God will give us answers. Sometimes He brings someone in your life to help you, sometimes you get a “God Inspired” idea, and at other times God sends an Angel before you to give you favor with your bill collectors. I don’t know how He will do it for you, but I know He will!
When I was first trying to get over my worry thoughts I was in a Goodwill store and ran across some cassette tapes that helped me greatly. One of the tapes was an old one entitled “Binding Fear and Anxiety.” The minister that made the tape quoted nothing but sixty minutes of scriptures regarding faith. I played it over and over and I experienced God’s touch in many areas of my life. For one thing Satan was no longer able to bombard my mind with worry thoughts. I used a headphone and all other noise left as I let Gods Word minister to me. I would advise you to look for scripture tapes online, or make your own tape. Filling my mind with the Word changed my life. Desperate times call for desperate measures. For me, God led me this way to renew my mind. God will do the same for you!
In closing remember the Word, “The God who watches over Israel neither sleeps nor slumbers.” God is up all night. He works the night shift for you. Release your worry, give it to God and watch Him work supernatural miracles in your behalf.