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Turn Your Worries into Blessings

If you’re preoccupied by problems, you have an option. Shift your focus to something positive, just for a moment.

Turn your worries into blessings

Recently, my mother-in-law wasn’t feeling well as her thyroid began acting up. As she struggled physically, her anxiety got the best of her, eventually leading her to an overnight at the hospital. Although she is a woman of great faith, fear overshadowed her faith in God. This can happen at times and when it does, we shouldn’t feel guilty. It’s our human condition, but the good news is that God can turn our worries into blessings.

In an article titled “What, Me Worry? Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good,” Dr. Jim Taylor stated, “If you can do things that produce an emotional experience diametrically opposed to worrying, namely, anything that makes you feel positive, happy, excited or relaxed, you will counter the negatively and anxiety that accompanies worrying.” His counsel reminds me of a Facebook post a friend shared, it read “When you turn your worry into worship. God will turn your battles into blessings.” What better way to counter anxiety than with prayer, giving thanks, singing uplifting songs of worship, journaling, and reading spiritual and inspirational materials. 

When we partake in these activities, we fix our “thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8). When we do this, we experience respite from our worries and focus on God’s many blessings. What do you focus on when worried? Please share.

Lord, teach us to turn our worries into praises of thanksgiving; to fix our thoughts on Your goodness and not on our troubles.

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Ordinary Women of the Bible

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Mystery, suspense, and intrigue await you in these powerful stories that bring God’s Word to life like never before.

Ordinary Women of the Bible is a one-of-a-kind series that takes you on a spiritual journey back in time. You’ll meet the “forgotten women of the Bible” and through them you’ll relive the traditions, tragedies, and triumphs of life in biblical times. In each exciting book, a popular inspirational fiction author weaves historical facts and scriptural truths into a suspenseful and intriguing work of fiction that will open your heart to each woman’s remarkable story.

You’ll be amazed and inspired by the impact and influence these ordinary women made – and the key role they played in Scripture we celebrate today. You’ll cherish these stories for their page-turning suspense as well as their profound affect on your spiritual life.

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