Stop Comparing

Comparison is a dangerous game. It takes away our joy, blinds us to the blessings we have, and stirs up stress and worry. Unfortunately, in this modern day world, it is so easy to fall into the trap of believing…

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Start With God

What is the first thing you do when you are overwhelmed, stressed or worried? Do you eat? Pour a glass of wine? Or find something to distract you like the internet or TV? Or do you call a friend, a…

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Try Something New

It’s hard to break old patterns of worrying, especially when you are stuck in the same old routine. Surprising yourself with a new healthy thrill or new way of doing things can be the perfect distraction to worry. 

Shake things…

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Anticipate Success Instead of Disappointment

It is false to believe we can protect our hearts by anticipating disappointments before they happen. Yet, we get tricked into thinking this and the result is needless worry and discontent. What is ironic is that the anticipation of disappointment…

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Know Who You Are in Christ

The world can tell us who we are based on the occupation we hold, what we look like, accomplish, etc. This gives us a myriad of reasons to worry because we will never find enough value in any one of…

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Celebrate All Life's Victories

Your brain cannot stay worried if you are displaying an attitude of celebration, especially when you give God the praise and glory. Find fun healthy ways to celebrate all victories, big and small. 

This can be more than the usual…

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Be Excited to Repent

To repent is to make a radical turn from one way of life to another. That may sound like a strange thing to get excited about, but when we see the benefits and new life that awaits us, it is…

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Serve Without Expectation

Whenever we do things expecting to get something in return we set ourselves up for worry and disappointment. We worry that what we are doing is insignificant, that people don’t see us, don’t love us, don’t respect us, etc.  Yet…

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Praise God

To praise somebody is to revere, worship or adore them. In Hebrew, one of the words for praise literally means to extend or throw the hand. Think of a child putting their arms up in complete surrender and trust to…

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Hope in the Lord

It is so easy to look around at the chaos in this world and lose hope; hope in justice, hope in love, hope in peace, etc. If we give into this temptation, however, we will become paralyzed with worry and…

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Use Your Words Wisely

Words are powerful. They can encourage and heal or they can discourage and hurt. Words in and of themselves can be the root of either worry or hope. 

If you want to get right to the source of your worries…

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Give Up Your Agenda

If we are honest with ourselves, we would see that we make up our own self-centered agendas for so many aspects in our lives. We think we are taking control over situations we are worried about, but this is rarely…

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