Winning the War on Worry

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Devotional

Worry is a Liar

This 7-Day Scripture and reflection journey is designed to give you practical tools rooted in the truth of Scripture to help you win the war on worry in your mind. Let’s start now by identifying what is keeping you up at night. What are the thoughts that circulate in your mind when you’re trying to fall asleep? Finances? Relationships? Career? Take a moment to write down your thoughts in a journal, and we’ll revisit them over the next week as we learn to replace them with Biblical truths.

I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ...Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." Matthew 6:25-26, 34

The root of worry is fear. And fear doesn’t come from God. Thus, at the heart of worry is the Enemy. And Scripture is clear – the devil is a liar (John 8:44). Keep calling out the lies that worry is speaking and keep surrendering those lies to God, replacing them with the truths of His Word. From the worries you wrote down previously - what is the lie the enemy wants you to believe? How can you use the verses from Matthew to replace those lies with truth?