Can't Stop Worrying!Feb 15, 2022
Chronic Excessive Worrier Stealing Your Joy?
We all can have issues to worry at certain times in our lives. Our children, finances, jobs, deadlines you cannot meet, marriage, etc. Then COVID hits, rocking our world and sending everyone working from home. Then, the adjustment.
What I’m talking about are those who struggle with excessive chronic worry. When not careful, our thoughts (some say the Devil), an extreme worrying person will cause you to worry beyond what’s reasonable. Means cannot stop it that robs you of life. It is like it becomes habitual.
Are you one of those who feel trapped by your fears and worries, unable to have any real quality of life? The truth is, worry is the opposite of faith—no condemnation, mercy, love, and grace.
The root of worry is fear. Worry can physically wear you out and even make you sick. When you cannot get worried under control, it can cause anxiety attacks. The anxiety attack is a worry out of control.
Physically to our bodies, when you worry, you release cortisol. A hormone only to be released when in danger. When we worry, too much cortisol is released continuously, causes fatigue, blocks our immune system, and interferes with digestion, which can manifest as IBS, acid reflux, etc. You not only damage your body but mental diseases.
Finding That Peace With God
Jesus wants to take our worries. He says 1 Peter 5:6-7 “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
When you are overly anxiously worrying about something or someone, see yourself giving it over to Christ – toss it to Him or see yourself putting it on the cross.
In Jesus’ day, the farmers used a yoke, a kind of collar, to link two oxen. The yoke was then attached to another object, such as a plow. The two owsen shared the burden. Try applying the same principle except add Jesus. Jesus is our yoke to help carry the yoke of life with us. Invite Him to help you with whatever is consuming your life with worry.
Matthew 11:29-30 “29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
If you still have problems casting your cares to the Lord, you may need help. My 90-day program will help you kick out the anxiety caused by anxious, negative thought patterns. I am launching a 90-day group in April and seats are limited.
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