One year around the holidays, I found myself feeling depressed and weighed down by problems. I wrote down everything that was bothering me, not just in my own life but in also in the lives of friends and family. I had 87 plus items on that list. It seemed like the more I prayed and tried to believe God, the longer my list grew. One day it dawned on me that I needed to meditate on the Word again. I had meditated in the past but somehow, meditating had been replaced with other things.
I decided to focus on Proverbs 3: 5-6. I started saying something along the lines of, “I trust in the Lord with all my heart; I don’t lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him, and He directs my paths, He shows me what to do. I never worry about anything. I trust in the Lord concerning our finances, I trust in the Lord to help my husband make wise decisions, I trust in the Lord to help us get our van fixed. I trust in the Lord to take care of (name of family member) and put someone across his path to let him know that God loves him and has a good plan for his life…”
I did this for about an hour. I felt free and so much lighter. The problems were still there but I was no longer bothered by them. I kept doing this for the next several weeks and I noticed that everything worked out. Somehow all our bills got paid. We had money to buy Christmas gifts. Things that I had been worrying about were not even an issue.
If something is bothering you, instead of worrying about the situation, and letting it steal your joy, get some scriptures that apply to your situation, personalize them and start saying them. This will set you free and allow God to start working in your situation.
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