Some people believe worry is a natural, uncontrollable, occurrence. However, you can choose to either worry or trust God. Build your trust in God by meditating on His Word day and night. Worry is a negative form of meditation and one of the faces of fear. Remember, God has not given you a spirit of fear, but power, love and sound thinking.

God wants you to serve Him without fear (Luke 1:74).

  1. You paralyze the power of God in your life when you serve Him with fear.
    1. Fear is not natural because God did not give it to you (2 Timothy 1:6, 7).
    2. Fear and unbelief are attached.
    3. Do you doubt His Word?
      1. If so, spend more time studying the Word to receive wisdom from God.
      2. Starve your doubt by refusing to feed it.
      3. Speak faith-filled words when doubt enters your mind.
      4. Become tenacious and pull fear out by its roots!
  2. Meditating on God’s Word day and night brings success.
    1. To meditate on the Word means to ponder, consider and roll it over and over in your mind.
    2. Meditate on the Word until you hear the voice behind the Word and receive enlightenment.
  3. Worry is negative meditation or rolling negative words over and over in your mind.
    1. Negative meditation brings destruction.
      1. Worry also produces physical ailments and mental disease.

  1. Do not allow your adversaries to intimidate you (Philippians 1:28, AMP)
    1. Your refusal to fear serves as proof to Satan that his destruction is near.
      1. Your fearlessness is a token of your deliverance.
      2. God will deliver you!
      3. He goes to work on your behalf when you refuse to fear.

  2. Jesus said stop worrying about your life (Matthew 6:24-34, AMP).
    1. He reminds us of God’s provision:
      1. If God can take care of the birds, He can take care of you (Matthew 6:26).
      2. If God clothes the lilies, He can clothe you (Matthew 6:28).
    2. Do not accept thoughts of doubt; do not speak doubt-filled words.
      1. If you begin to speak doubtful words, it is like signing for a package.
        1. In other words, you begin to accept the doubt.
      2. Worrying does not add anything positive to any situation (Matthew 6:27).
        1. Overcome negative meditation by saturating your mind with God’s Word.
    3. God knows what you need (Matthew 6:33, AMP).
      1. Seek Him first!
      2. He can not get involved in your life when you meditate on words that contradict His Word.
      3. Be grateful for what you have today; do not worry or get stressed out about tomorrow.

Scripture References:

  • Luke 1:74
  • 2 Timothy 1:6, 7
  • Matthew 6:25-34, AM