Rehearse Who God Is
When worry seeks to hold us in it’s vise-like grip, I find that rehearsing who God is really helps me to stay focused on trusting Him. God’s sovereignty is my favorite quality for God because it speaks to me of His total control over everything that happens in our lives. Everything goes through His love filter.
But there might be another attribute that speaks more meaningfully to you. Maybe you’ll want to focus on His faithfulness or goodness. For some it might be His omnipresence. There are so many wonderful choices.
One of the fun ways to rehearse His nature is to think of a characteristic of God that starts with each letter of the alphabet. If you’re worried, you could say, “God, you are able, bountiful, caring, and determined to deliver me.” Then continue through the alphabet.
Rick Warren writes: “When you think about a problem over and over in your mind, that’s called worry. When you think about God’s Word over and over in your mind, that’s meditation. If you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate. You just need to switch your attention from your problems to Bible verses.”
Meditate on God’s qualities and you’ll be strengthened to trust God more.
Kathy’s article is excerpted from her book Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries. She is the author of 49 books and a popular women’s conference speaker, having spoken in 30 states and 7 foreign countries. She blogs at www.KathyCollardMiller.blogspot.com. Kathy and her husband, Larry, married for 43 years, also speak together on marriage.