Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. (Psalm 37:1-7)
Years ago there was a song entitled, "Don't worry. Be happy." It had a catchy tune, but do you know the problem with this phrase? It's missing a "how to" in between "Don't worry" and "Be happy."
It's like telling an alcoholic, "Don't drink. Be sober." Or a person trying to lose weight — "Don't overeat. Get healthy." There's a missing link. And it's the "How does a person stop worrying and be happy?" Let me share with you four ways you can win the war over worry:
Trust. Do Good. Delight. Commit. Rest. What is the key to all of this? Jesus. When He is your focus, you can win the war over worry.
Adrian Roger’s last written manuscript before his passing in 2005 has been edited and brought together by his son, Steve, as a final joint work. "Nothing can stand against the man who can prayer. Prayer can do anything God can do, and God can do anything." Jesus gave us the perfect example of how to pray. Not with the intention of us repeating words, but as a pattern to follow when we speak to God. When We Say Father takes the Lord’s Prayer and breaks it down to its most basic components for readers to easily learn how to pray from the ultimate source, Jesus Himself."We don't pray for a victory; we pray from the victory. The victory has already been won."