Worry consumes, depletes, distracts and defeats. Worry robs our joy. But, we all do it. So how do we overcome the worry and fear that seems to paralyze us? In the last Get Real post, we looked at some of the root causes of worry. Worry is sin. It is unbelief and a lack of trust and confidence in God. Worry is reliance upon self instead of trusting the Almighty, all-sufficient, all-powerful God, Creator and Sustainer of all things! Today, let’s look at some practical steps we can take to replace our spirit of worry and find some freedom and peace.
“Worry flows out of a distorted or incomplete view of God’s nature and character.” —Elyse Fitzpatrick
Let’s remind ourselves of the biblical definition for worry and then look at 1 Peter 5:5-7 for some practical ways we can overcome worry and release ourselves from its bondage and stranglehold: