Rejecting Worry

  1. Striving to achieve causes stress.

1 Peter 5:6 – 7  Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

  1. You can’t make it worse; the universe is already broken.

Ephesians 5:15 – 16  See that you walk carefully, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5 – 6  Walk in wisdom toward those outside, redeeming the time.  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

  1. Enjoy today.

Matthew 6:34  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  1. See the big picture

James 4:15  Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

  1. Focus outward, not inward.

Philippians 2:4  Let each of you look out not for his own interests, but for the interests of others.

  1. Pray

Philippians 4:6 – 7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.