Yolanda Frazier was our August encourager on “Winning Over Worry”. Here are some highlights from her amazing talk.
Worry is defined as fret, agonize, brood, lose sleep, panic, get worked up, get flustered, restlessness, nervousness, stress, strain; to think about problems or fears; show fear and concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen. We have to know that we can Win over Worry.
To understand WORRY we must understand that it comes in different forms. We can initially start worrying about something and then it can develop into three different areas:
Fear: This form of worry is when we play a situation over and over again in your mind and imagine the worse. (panic)
Anxiety: This worry process makes you want to get ahead God, You want to know what is going to happen next (lose sleep)
Control: This worry process happens when we worry about things or people because we want to control them (stress)
These are three scriptures that I have constantly remember when Life happens:
Matthew 6:34 : Therefore do not Worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
1 Peter 5:7: Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Proverbs 3: 5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; In all your ways. Acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your path
These are the 5 things that I had to learn:
I had to renew my mind (no matter what happens Jesus loves me and He cares)
I understand that my Heavenly Father and I have a relationship with Him, I can talk to Him about anything
My worry comes when I am not reading His word. I pray His word and it brings me peace
I can trust Him. He is faithful even when man is not faithful.
Faith, blind faith
So I have renewed my mind, that because of our relationship, I know His word is true, I trust Him and I have faith AND CHOOSE NOT TO WORRY.
My beautiful sisters when life happens remember this message, remember those scriptures, remember the Shunammitte Woman and say “It Is Well.”