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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus - September 16

  • 2012 Sep 16
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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

 

From Dear Jesus by Sarah Young

As you give yourself more and more to a life of constant communion with Me, you will find that you simply have no time for worry.

Dear Jesus,

I hate to say it, but I always find time for worrying! I have battled this worry-beast for years, with little success. Trying not to worry is like trying not to think about something: The more I try, the more anxious I become. I definitely need Your help in this battle.

Beloved, you do need My help, because trying to fight this battle on your own has been so counterproductive: Now you’re worrying about worrying! Your best strategy is to stop focusing on this problem and put your energy into communicating more with Me. This approach will help you achieve freedom from all sorts of negative tendencies, including worry. The idea is to replace hurtful, self-defeating behavior with something wondrously positive—communicating with your Creator and Savior.

Because I am your Creator, I know how you function best: I designed you for rich communion with Me. As your Savior, I also know how you function worst. Remember that I died for every one of your sins. Don’t just talk to Me; listen to Me as well. I speak to you through My Word, My Spirit, My creation. As you give yourself more and more to communicating with Me, you will find your worry-time vanishing.

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

--Luke 12:25–26

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

--Proverbs 12:25

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

--Psalm 25:4–5

Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly].

--1 Thessalonians 5:17 AMP

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