I thought this cute, care-free chipmunk munching on berries was a good picture to go with this confession to overcome anxiety. I took a picture of a baby chipmunk eating berries on the shrubs in our front yard and created this digital painting.
If you want to overcome worry, you can buy this card at Zazzle for yourself or for a child. You can also write or print out this confession:
1I trust in the Lord with all my heart; I don’t lean to my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him, and He directs my paths.
2I never worry about anything; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving I let my requests be made known unto God. I am filled with the peace of God, which passes all understanding.
3I live a care-free life because I cast all my concerns on God; He cares for me.
4The Lord goes before me; He is with me, He does not fail me, nor forsake thee: I do not fear and I am not dismayed.
This scriptural declaration is based on: 1Proverbs 3:5-6 2Philippians 4:6-7 31 Peter 5:7 4 Deuteronomy 31:8
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.
Click here for a list of scriptures about worry
“How can I stop worrying?” is a question asked by many. We know we should not worry, but how can we get free from it’s grip? We know that anxiety does nothing to solve the problem, in fact, it can cause more problems. Studies show that worry can cause all kind of health issues ranging from depression to headaches to cancer.
Worry is a form of meditation- we are focusing on a problem rather than on something positive. One way to get free from worry is by switching our focus and meditating on the Word of God, rather than on the difficulty we’re facing. Here are some Bible verses to meditate on when you’re feeling anxious or “weighed down” by a problem:
Deuteronomy 31: 8 And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Phillipians 4: 6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Go here for a personal testimony on how meditating helped me quit worrying.
Does listening to the news put a knot in your stomach? Are you concerned about the trouble that surrounds you on every side- tornadoes, earthquakes, murders, incurable diseases? No denying that it’s bad out there, but did you know, if you are a child of God, you can be safe in a world that’s filled with trouble.
God’s protection is not automatic though. It requires faith. One way to activate your faith for protection is by speaking and declaring Psalm 91 over yourself and your family. Not once or twice, but again and again and again, until you know, without a doubt, that you and your family are protected.
Here is a free printable download you can use to build and activate your faith:
Psalm 91 Download
The words as they appear on the download:
1 I live in the secret place of the most High and abide under His shadow.
2 The Lord is my refuge and my fortress: my God in whom I trust.
3 Surely He delivers me from hidden traps and deadly diseases.
4 He covers me with His feathers, and under His wings do I trust: his truth is my shield and protection.
5,6 I am not afraid of the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; Nor for the sicknesses or diseases that come in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me.
8 Only with my eyes do I behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9,10 Because I have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, my habitation; There shall no evil come near me, neither shall any plague nor disaster, nor calamity come near my home.
11,12 For God gives His angels charge over me, to protect me wherever I go. They lift me up in their hands, so I don’t dash my foot against a stone.
13 I tread upon the lion and poisonous snakes: the young lion and the dragon do I trample under my feet.
14 Because I have set my love on God, God delivers me. God will set me on high, because I know His name.
15 I call upon God and He answers me: God is with me in trouble; He delivers me, and honors me.
16 With long life does God satisfy me and show me His saving power.
Hello, this is Lorene Troyer. I’m a spirit-filled believer and wife (my husband and I’ll be celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary this year). I’m also a homeschooling mother to two teenagers and I enjoy blogging and creating and selling digital art.
This blog was started so I could share some of my experiences and the information I’ve gained over the past 23 years, on how to practically apply the Word of God to problems and situations that come up in our daily lives. I hope to combine my love of the Word of God, my writings and my art in a way that’s inspiring as well as life-changing.