Corrie TenBoom said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.”
Did you ever think about that? Your worry doesn’t give you more strength, but actually drains you? It doesn’t help you move faster or get more done. Jesus said this amazing thing: “Who of you, by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” (Luke 12:25).
Basically, what do we do when we’re tempted to worry? Here’s three things that the Bible gives us to do:
1. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7). Basically, that means to pray.
2. “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies” (Psalm 18:3). Praise changes your posture, lifts your chin, and shifts your outlook.
3. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
If you are in a place right now being tempted towards worry and anxiety – STOP – pray, praise, and give thanks. I guarantee you – you’ll get results.