Not knowing what’s ahead you and I choose to worry or to put our trust in God
Since naturally speaking none of us know what circumstances are around the next corner of our lives, our human tendency is to be constantly anxious in our thought lives. God says these care or worry thoughts, which are nothing but fear thoughts, will torment us, and will cause us to be depressed. It is likely that we have no idea that many of these tormenting worry thoughts were injected into our thoughts by wicked spirits of fear.
1 Jo 4:18 There is no fear (no worries) in love; but perfect love (God’s words and God’s Spirit in our spirits) casts out fear: because fear has torment… KJV
2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear… (So, fear is from a wicked spirit)
Jer 20:10 For I heard many familiar spirits mocking me, saying, fear on every side.
Pro 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of a person causes depression…
Common worry thoughts that will try to plague my thought life include: Anxiety about the possibility of a loss or harm, financially, physically or in a relationship, or care about the worsening of a circumstance or symptom, or concern about being abandoned or people conspiring against me, or fear of embarrassment, as in looking foolish by my making a mistake, and stressing about my past decisions now proving to have been wrong – etc.
But our good God has given us a heart, a spirit within us, which has the ability to believe what He says instead of what a spirit of fear says, and so to fully put our trust in Him to take good care of us. As we live in our hearts, where God is, meaning our will stays continually submitted in faith to God’s Spirit and not controlled by the worry thoughts in our heads, we will face an uncertain future while being at rest instead of being tormented.
Ps 56:3 Whenever I am afraid (and have a care thought), I will put my trust in You.
Ps 112:7 I do not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For my heart is settled that God will take good care of me. TLB
1 Pet 5:6-7 Therefore I humble myself under the mighty word of God, so that He will cause me to triumph in His time, casting all my cares upon Him, for I know He takes good care of me.
Phil 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything (be in constant conversation with God, your spirit with His Spirit); tell God all your questions (about your circumstances), and don’t forget to thank Him for (the certainty of) His answers (which you will then rely on). TLB
2 Cor 10:5 …Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (in you).
If we’ve opened the door to Satan’s unstoppable worry thoughts by getting offended with someone and choosing to not forgive them, there will be no freedom until we forgive them.
Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God for Christ’s sake (who bore yours and their sins too) forgave you. KJV
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