You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Do you know why you worry? I have a lot to worry about? No, that’s not it. That’s not the correct answer. Try again. I worry because I think that I am in control. I think that by worrying about something I can devote my thinking to it and solve my problem so that I will have no need to worry. That’s a much better answer. That answer is much closer to the truth. Has worrying helped you to solve a lot of your problems? No, not really. Maybe, worrying is one of your bigger problems. I think that worry is one of my biggest problems. You have a bigger problem than worry. You have a big problem that is the source of all your worries. I can’t even begin to guess what you are trying to tell me. I will help you to know what I am trying to tell you. That would be great. When you are worrying, who is in control of your life? When I am worrying, I am in control of my life or at least that’s what I think. Why do you think that you are in control? That’s a good question. I’m not really in control. I want to be in control. Why do you want to be in control? What makes you think that you are in control when you really are not in control? I think that I’m beginning to get what you are trying to tell me. Tell me what you are thinking. My pride makes me think that I am in control. My pride makes me want to be in control. My pride tells me that I should be in control. What does your pride lead you to do? My pride leads me to worry. That’s right. You got it. Great, I’ve got a lot of worry. We’re not done yet.
Would you like to have my perfect peace instead of your worry? Yes, I would. If you want to have my perfect peace what must you do? I must give up on the idea that I am in control. I must let go of my pride and relinquish control of my life over to you. Instead of focusing my mind on my problems I must turn my thoughts to you. You will fill me with your perfect peace. Yes, I will. You will take care of me. Yes, I will. You are in control and I am not. Yes, I am. I can turn all my problems over to you. Yes, you can.
Lord, instead of allowing myself to be filled with worry and anxiety I am going to trust you. I will turn what worries me and causes me to be anxious over to you. You are my everlasting rock that I can trust now and forever. Amen
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