The world has become a stressful place to live. Mostly because I think we are not made to be overloaded with so much information and entertainment. The internet provides us access 24/7. Our cell phones are with us constantly. Television is on all night. When I was a kid, there was no internet, no cell phones, and there were 5 major channels to choose from. Television used to go off around 1 am. Sound boring? Not really. It was simpler and calmer.
Only you can control how much you let in. I know too many people who can’t sleep at night. This leads to thinking too much and ultimately worrying.
Our brains are over stimulated.
If you have trouble sleeping, think about your routine.
Some tips to consider:
1) Don’t take your cell phone into a restaurant. You don’t need to be accessible 24/7.
2) Computer and phone go off at night. People lived for centuries without them. And they slept!
3) Turn off phone alerts that tell you every time someone posted or sent you an email.
4) Reduce or eliminate social networks. Do we really need to know everyone’s thoughts all throughout the day and night?
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Do you worry about the oceans washing over all the land?
Do you worry about how your body will digest the food you ate today?
Do you worry about falling off of the earth?
There are so many things we just know will take care of itself without us thinking about it. Whether we acknowledge it or not, God, the Creator of all things, is the Master Designer.
Now how about you?
Worrying is understandable. But it’s not necessary. God wants you to trust what he has created and is fully able to maintain.
You were not there when God created the oceans.
You were not there when he created the human body.
You were not there when he created gravity.
But you are here now. And life is full of unknowns.
You are either going to worry … or you are going to trust.
But you have to trust in something bigger than yourself.
Whatever your tragedy or sorrow is, he will help you through it.
After all, God knows how you work.
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I used to worry. I think most people do in varying degrees.
Worrying can be painful. Living anxiously is not good for you.
You can’t stop worrying just because people tell you to stop. Even if it’s Jesus.
Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin.
But eventually, what Jesus said will make sense.
Life is unpredictable There will be a time when you have to believe in someone bigger than yourself. And I have personally found that in moments of great anguish, God keeps you from drowning in the pain.
You have to put the past, present, and future somewhere. We are too finite to carry infinite situations.
God wants you to trust him. Rest is the opposite of worry. And that’s what God wants for you.