Bills are due soon, the kids need new clothes for the upcoming school year, your boss at work is piling onto your already high workload and you don’t know how you’ll be able to finish it all in time, your mom is sick in the hospital and she’s not showing any signs of getting better.

These and many more are some worries in our lives that can consume our thoughts, emotions and take our eyes off of God.

When you’re worried about something or your own situation, you’re uneasy. You’re dwelling ( thinking or speaking about something at length, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction) on your problems or troubles. Some problems that may be actually happening, or one that are only potential problems. You have panic and doubt which are realtors to worry which all come from fear. When you’re worried, you’re dwelling on all the possibilities that are negative in your life.

That sounds like a lot of work and energy being put into this negative emotion, right?

Luckily for us, God has granted us a way through worrying and how to overcome it.

The first way is to put your trust in God and a way you can do this is by remembering all the good God has ALREADY done in your life. (Philippians 4:8) When you focus your thoughts on the amazing miracles God has worked for you, worry will fade away.

The second way is to remember and stand on what God has promised us in His word. He promised to save us and come to our rescue (Isaiah 35:4), and He promised to literally take care of our burdens or problems (Psalms 55:22). Though there are so many more promises for us throughout the Bible, these two alone are enough to ease any worry in our lives! The Creator of the universe specifically promised to take care of YOU and your burdens, how can we knowing this continue to carry the weight of our troubles?

The third way is to regularly spend time in the presence of God. Worry is designed to distract you from doing the needful thing which is resting in God’s presence. The more you spend time with God, the more you will trust in Him and His promises.

So many things can happen in our lives that have the possibility to cause worry in our minds and hearts. However, because of God through the Holy Spirit, we have unlimited access to total peace and perfect love (1 John 4:18).

Spend time today remembering the good God has done for you, the promises he made to you, and watch worry be replace with joy and peace.