November 30, 2018

Worry Doesn’t Respond to Willpower

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:33,34 We’ve been talking a lot about worry in the last week and how we can work to minimize its impact on our lives. Today, I want to bring an encouragement to you — winning the worry war doesn’t happen by your own strength and willpower, but is a natural outgrowth of seeking God’s Kingdom above all else. As you put Him first in your life, a more peaceful existence will result. Willpower doesn’t work when it comes to trying not to worry, and that is where many Christians get frustrated. If I tell you not to think about a purple elephant wearing a tutu with a sombrero on,

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