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Let Go of Worry
By Victoria Osteen - Jan 19, 2016

Many people today worry and fret over so many things. What starts as a little concern, turns into anxious thoughts and before long, these thoughts become all consuming. Do you know what God says about worry? He says, "Just don't do it!"

Worry can get us off course faster than anything. We aren't meant to be directed by worry; we are meant to be directed by the Spirit of God. God knew we would be tempted to worry. He knew we would try to figure things out on our own. But He tells us in Matthew 6 not to worry—about anything—because worry doesn't help us. It doesn't add anything good to our lives. It drains us and brings in doubt and fear.

One thing I realized in my own life is that worry is a thief. It steals my time, it steals my joy, my peace, and it steals my energy. But the good news is that we have power over that thief. We can go from fear to fearlessness! We can go from worrying to trusting God. It's not always easy, but God says that He will help us do it. It all starts with a decision. We have to decide that we are going to cast our cares on God; that we are going to trust Him and release the worry. You may have to put a little effort into it. You may have to change what you are thinking about and change what you are saying. But I encourage you today; make the decision to let go of worry. Instead of thinking about your problems, think about the Word of God!  Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you. Let go of worry and take hold of His wonderful promises! 

 "Who of you by worrying can add one hour to your life?" (Luke 12:25, NIV).
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