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Antidote for Worry (www.ycp.din)

Worry seems a natural thing for a person to do in times of trouble.  But the question is: "Can your worry solve your problems or troubles?"  I believe the answer is a resounding NO!

The writer of Psalm has the best remedy or antidote for worry.

Psalm 37:3-7

1. TRUST in the Lord  - verse 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
     Trust or Faith is the opposite of worry.  When you worry, it means you do not trust that God can do anything.  But when you have faith or trust in God, then worry ends.  You believe with all your heart that whatever happens or is happening, God has a perfect plan and purpose.  It has been rightly said (in a song), "When you cannot trace His hand, Trust His heart."  The best is yet to come.  He has it in mind for you.

2. DELIGHT yourself in the Lord -  verse 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
     To delight in the Lord is to rejoice whatever the circumstance that may come in your life.  Life is meant to be enjoy and not to be endured.  When we truly rejoice in our relationship with God, God will also"smile" upon us and will give us His blessings.

3. COMMIT your way to the Lord - verse 5 & 6 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
    To commit means to dedicate or to give fully.  When we fully commit our way to the Lord, it is as if we are telling God to have His own way because we believe that He knows best.

4. REST in the Lord - verse 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
    And finally, we need to do our best and then be still and wait for God to do the rest.  When we truly not worry about anything else, we can rest in the Lord with joy in our hearts.

  I know this is easier said than done.  But if we try to practice this Biblical principle, we can make it a lifestyle... whether our troubles are small or great. We do have the antidote for worry: www.ycp.din:  Why Worry When You Can Pray, Do It Now! Remember: Do not tell God "I have a big problem", But tell your problem "I have a big God".

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