Lesson 1, Devotion 2
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6
A recent study by the University of Sussex revealed that people who constantly worry tend to think things completely through instead of just acting and reacting quickly by using their instincts. The worrier stresses over details by thinking of every possible outcome and solution, and then stresses out over making the best decision.
Back when the Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians there wasn’t a whole lot of research to be found on the causes and effects of stress and worry. But it must have been an issue or Paul would not have addressed it. So let’s take the study by the University of Sussex and the Bible verse for today and find some application in your life.
Do you worry so much about things that you constantly over think every situation to the point of getting headaches and knots in your stomach?
God knows everything that has ever happened and will happen in your life. Pray to God and put your situation in the Father’s hands. In other words you don’t have to over analyze every possible outcome because God has already done that for you.
Now do what the verse says:
DON’T WORRY. PRAY. TELL GOD YOUR NEEDS. THANK HIM