With all the various stresses we face each day, it’s hard to not worry and even harder to find peace in order to live a healthier life. An eternal question is: How does one worry less and live more peacefully? It’s relatively simple, but it requires a commitment to doing it. Here are some tips for how to worry less with inspirational quotes help.
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One Sunday at church the pastor’s sermon was about finding peace. A short video was featured and the host interviewed people she found walking around the city. She asked two simple, easy to answer questions:
- What is peace?
- How does one find peace?
I was quite shocked at the responses. The volume of stresses on each person was sad, but when describing peace or how each one found peace was disheartening. People stated that, to them, peace was being happy and found in lying on the couch, spending time with family, or reading a book. Not one person being interviewed said what peace really is and how peace is truly found.
What Peace Is
Peace is, and found, through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My favorite books in the bible are John and Matthew because those are the books that brought me closer to knowing Jesus, developing a relationship with our Father, and leading to my baptism.
The book of John also contains various verses about peace:
So what does this have to do with how to worry less? That’s easy to answer. There is no need to worry or stress when you have true peace.
Top 5 Worries of Today
The top five worries in modern society:
- Financial problems
- Workplace stress
- Personal relationships
- Irritants (lack of sleep, traffic, etc)
When you take a step back from these worries and read the above-mentioned quotes from the book of John, does it really make sense to worry?
Don’t Lose Focus
I know it’s easy to lose track when stressed or worried, but keep these in mind:
- Each of us has a plan.
- Each of us is loved by God.
- Each of us will be provided for by our Father if we just ask of Him.
I’m not saying to pray for that promotion or to find a pot of money or for ‘the perfect person’ to enter your life. In your prayer, ask God to guide you to what you truly need. Ask Him to guide you to where you can better serve Him.
My Personal Testimony
One of my personal testimonies, and one that has not been shared with anyone outside my marriage (until now):
In the Spring 0f 2014, we were out of money. And I don’t mean broke like we didn’t have the money to buy that new movie or fancy toy. I mean broke. There was no money for anything including food to put in our four children’s bellies. My husband and I were overcome with worry. How did it get to this point? We looked at each with despair and had no immediate solutions.
Except one: prayer.
I prayed for three days straight. Morning, noon, and night I was asking the Lord to provide for us and our children (our children and us were fed during that time; no one went without food). Each night we went to bed my husband asked if there was any solution to our predicament. I said, yes, and that I was praying about it. He said prayer wasn’t going to put food on the table and asked how I didn’t seem to worry about our tough situation. I told him the truth – there wasn’t a need to worry because I was asking the Lord to provide and He would provide when it was time. My husband would scuff at it and go to sleep.
On the fourth day, in answer to my prayers, there was a large sum of money deposited into our checking account. It was my husband’s tuition reimbursement that was not due to come for several weeks. I was overcome with tears of joy and immediately thanked the Lord in prayer.
Be Patient With Prayers
The Lord doesn’t always move to answer prayers so quickly like in my testimony. Sometimes it takes obedience on our part before He answers. Or sometimes the answer isn’t immediate because other events have to be set in motion first. Whatever the case may be, pray earnestly and wholeheartedly. Pray during times of trouble and happiness.
Resource for the Hard Times
A great book I recently read to help with how to pray and when to pray is The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan. This book also played an essential part in teaching me how to pray.
37 thoughts on “How to Worry Less”
Love these printables. Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Brag Pinterest Party.
Thank you so much for sharing this post at “Coffee & Conversation” this week. Your words are so true! I’ve walked through a few dark places in my life (I’m cancer survivor and 1 of my children spent years suffering from a debilitating disease) and I can tell you from experience that had it not been for the peace of Christ I would have lost my mind. His peace truly does surpass our ability to understand.
Praise God on your victory over cancer! All things are possible through Him! As strong headed as I can be, I must admit it was difficult at first to let Him be in control, but now I can’t imagine not letting Him be in control.
Beautiful post and printables! Scripture makes the best printables and it is such a blessing to see it posted! Thanks!
I think so, too! You’re welcome! Thank you for reading!
Thanks for sharing your testimony! It is very encouraging.
Thank you for reading!
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Oh what a beautiful testimony of your faith amidst the test and trial you endured with your finances!! Just beautiful. I’m so glad you shared, and so glad that check was deposited sooner than planned. 🙂
Me, too! He has a way of making it all work out!
Thank you. Beautiful and I love what you do.
Thank you for your support!
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Thank you for sharing your personal story. I’m sure that took a lot of courage! I am finding that I worry a lot less these days. I’m pretty sure it’s because I am trusting God more! 🙂 His plan for my life is better than any plan I could come up with on my own. I’m thankful that He’s the captain.
Yes, so true! Worrying less and trusting God more. And, I agree, His plan is much better than ours! Thanks for reading!
I love it when God comes through like that! And He really does–when we give Him the chance to!! Thanks for linking up on Fellowship Fridays!
I agree. It’s the trusting in Him part that a lot of us fall short on. Thanks for making me a part of your linkup!
Awesome post – I tend to worry a lot, especially about finances! That’s such a curse to me and I’m asking God to help me know HIS peace has NOTHING to do with money 🙂
You are absolutely correct! It is hard to put your worries to the side, but knowing His peace and trusting in it makes it easier to let it go each day. Thank you for stopping by!
Thank you so much for sharing this! I am always so encouraged and excited when I hear how God works in others’ lives. Knowing God’s peace doesn’t mean we won’t still experience things that cause debilitating worry and concerns in life. But, when we trust and rest in that peace that passes all understanding, He does provide in amazing ways!
You’re absolutely right, Kristine! Thank you for taking the time to read this!
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It is so important to remember this It is so easy to slip into the worry mode. This was exactly what I needed to hear today
It is easy to worry. I have to remind myself that worrying is often times useless, and reread my words for clarity. Thank you for reading!
Love this and really needed to read it today!
Thank you! I’m glad you benefited from it. I love when I get good reads right when I need it!
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Oh girl, this is so timely. God keeps whispering Matthew 6 over me. “Who by worrying can add a single hour to her life… God knows you need these things.” Life is upside down. We’ve had zero money with zero food. I’m afraid of going back to that place. I will be writing about these fears tomorrow. Thank you for your words and your printables. I’m glad I found you through the Looking Up Link Up!
Oh, yes, Matthew 6:27 I know very well. In fact, in one of my other posts I quoted it. It brings me comfort. I also pray to never go back to that place. Please come back and leave the link for your post. I’d love to read it. Thanks for commenting!
Brandi, I’ve been thinking about peace myself lately. Specifically, peace with others in light of the war being waged against God’s truth in these times, and the way many people who claim the name of Christ are compromising truth in favor of peace. Thank you for pointing us back to the Source of true peace, both personally and relationally, and for linking up with us at Grace & Truth!
The war is always raging, and it’s important to keep peace in mind. Thank you for commenting.
Great post. I am always having to remind myself to stress less and pray more.