4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever thingsare pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things areof good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:4-8
We live in a world where it is easy to worry. Whether it is over the economy, our family and friends, or life in general we can find ourselves easily overcome. So is there help for us? I believe there is and it is found in God’s Word!!!
If there was a man who could have had been a worrier it could have been the Apostle Paul . Paul was in prison for preaching the Gospel, the church which he help started are now being attacked by false teachers and preachers plus their was problems within taking place but yet throughout his writings you never see a man who was worried (maybe concerned but not worried). Why is that? It is because Paul knew how to win the war against worry and he tells us in Philippians 4.
First Paul says to Rejoice in the Lord. What he means is to Praise God anyway!!! If things are going great, Praise God, if not Praise God. Second we learn from Paul the F.R.O.G. principle. What is the F.R.O.G. principle? I am glad you asked. F.R.O.G. stands for Fully Rely On God. We do this by living in the atmosphere of prayer and being specific with God with thanksgiving. Finally to win the war over worry we need to change our thinking? How? By thinking on the positive instead of the negative. Instead of focusing on the negative things that cause us to worry, lets focus on the positive. There maybe someone that says, there is nothing positive happening in my life but my friend I believe there is. For inside every negative situation there is always a positive.
If we will do these simple steps we will find ourselves being worry free. May you be blessed and encouraged today!!!
Praying For You Always,
Bro. Henry Shelton