Are you struggling with fear, worry, or a related habit? We have outlined a five-step process to help you change and heal in this area of your life. Take all the time you need with each of the steps outlined in this article.
Step 1: Adopt a Correct View of God
If you are worried, fearful, or despairing, chances are that you are failing to see just how capable and willing God is to keep all His promises to you. Consider these truths:
- God is faithful; He will always be there for you.
The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22–23)
- God is all-powerful, and He uses that power for your good.
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. (Isaiah 40:29)
Make sure your ideas about God our protector match what He says about Himself in the Bible. Why worry about anything when the Creator of the universe is watching over you?
Step 2: Revise Your False Beliefs
How do ideas about people or life influence your worry-related habit? Your ideas may have gotten off track in a number of different ways, but think about these possibilities:
- Do you believe that you must pull yourself up by your own bootstraps?
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)
- Do you think of yourself as a born loser in the game of life?
I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
- Do you believe that your circumstances are beyond God’s power to help?
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. (Philippians 4:6)
Scan the Bible for its messages about how unnecessary worry really is. Make a conscious decision to identify and abandon any concepts about yourself, others, or life in general that contribute to your worry. Believe God, and trust in His power to meet your every need.