A Subtle Thief…
One of the most destructive habits ensnaring human beings is also so common that many consider it as natural as breathing and as harmless as blinking. That habit is called worry. It is such a skilled and deceptive thief that its victims don’t even know they’ve been robbed… of peace, of time, of mental energy, and of emotional well-being.
“Worry is like a thick braided headband that puts pressure on the mind— a confining cord interwoven with three strands— the distresses of yesterday, the trials of today, and the fearful ‘what if ’s’ of tomorrow. This vice-like grip of worry tragically compresses your joy, cramps your peace, and confines your freedom. But this constriction can be conquered!” -June Hunt
God’s Word for Worried Hearts
Do You Need…?
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.” -Psalm 23:1–3
“God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” -2 Timothy 1:7
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” -Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” -1 Peter 5:10
Courage to stand alone
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” -Romans 8:31
Key Verse to Memorize
“[Cast] all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7
Key Passage to Read and Reread