HOW YOU CAN KICK THE WORRY HABIT
As we are children of a loving Heavenly Father, who has given us a 'bookful of promises' to cover every eventuality, any fear must point to an area of unbelief in our lives. And if we can identify the area of unbelief, we can fix it. If we are really going to deal with our worry-habit we have to go to the root and deal with the question of trust in our heavenly Father.
We see this issue addressed in the account of the temptation in the Garden of Eden [Genesis 1-3]. The insinuating voice of the serpent suggested that despite the abundance surrounding them, and the provision for their every need, Adam & Eve were somehow missing out. Despite being made in the image of God, with a regal purpose and calling, there was something more to aspire to. Two foundational questions arose out of this catastrophic encounter:
Is He withholding something from me?
In order to get free from our worry-habit, we have to identify this root in our own hearts, for these questions, unanswered, make the whole structure of our lives shaky. So let’s take time before the Lord in the next few days, and ask Him to show us any areas where we doubt His goodness, and any hidden feelings that He is withholding good from us. Then we need to lay those thoughts before Him, and ask for His help in building trust.
We live in a world of quick-fixes, but this 'learning to trust' is a lifelong process, and we will continue to find the Lord prodding at areas of distrust lurking in the shadows of our hearts. However, as the Chinese proverb says, a journey begins with a single step. So let's make a start...
ON MY BOOKSHELF
Committed to thinking right thoughts about God?
The spiritual classic, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY by AW TOZER, is a good place to start.
Writing in the early twentieth century, AW Tozer was the author of a treasure-trove of material, as relevant today as when published. 'The Knowledge of the Holy' may be purchased from Amazon* by clicking opposite.
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