209/365: Releasing The Grip of Worry

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.  ~ Psalm 34:17-19

The word "worry" was used in Old English to mean "to strangle".  By the 1500's it was used to mean "harass by rough or severe treatment" similar to wolves attacking sheep.  

Now we define "worry" as: "to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts" 

In a twisted turn of events, our worry unleashes hell upon ourselves like a wolf attacking a sheep.  God sent His son, our shephard, to keep the wolves off of us. Why, then, do we attack ourselves with worry?

With God's help, you can make those worries powerless.


GO DEEPER: 1 Thessalonians 1: 4-10

Next Step: 

  • Pray for new eyes so you can see yourself without these worries.
  • Find someone to speak life into your worry.
  •  Write down your worry and give it to a brother to pray for your release.