Let Go And Let God

Let Go And Let God

It's time to let God lift some of that weight off your shoulders.

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We, as human beings, worry. We overthink text messages we send and constantly stress about tests or exams we've taken or need to take. And who can forget the ever-present money problem? No matter how tiny or obscure, every day we all experience something that makes us a little anxious.

And that's completely normal.

The problem comes when we let this fear rule our everyday actions and thoughts. I personally have a bad tendency to imagine every possible worst case scenario in any given situation and while I've always chalked that up to being a realist rather than a worrier, I can't help but admit that it is an exhaustive mindset to constantly be stuck in. It's difficult to enjoy things and live in the moment as much as you should when you're constantly worrying about what comes next and what you will do when that happens. It's not bad to do these things and have these thoughts, but when they begin to occupy almost every aspect of your life, it's time for a change.

It's time to let go and let God do His thing.

It's time to let go of your worries about the future, your preconceived notions about people and anything else that is preventing you from appreciating every second that you're alive. Allow God to carry those burdens for you; trust me, He wants to. Philippians 4:6 says: "Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for what He has done." He does not want you to spend your days as a slave to your thoughts; He wants you to enjoy life and all of His creations. We are not able to do all of this with our own human power because we are too weak, but with His strength, we can do all things.

John 14:27 also says: "And I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart, and the peace that I give is not a gift the world can give, so do not be troubled or afraid."

God wants our hearts and thoughts to be at ease and without worry.

He has a given us the gift of peace and should we choose to accept it, we will be able to live the way God intended for us to - without fear of worry.

Now doesn't that sound awesome?

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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A poem about struggling with anxiety, especially during a creative process like writing

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Roses are red,
But violets aren't blue
And in about twelve hours this poem is due.

So I ponder and think,
And hope and pray
That the words I need will come to stay.

But my mind says no,
Your writing sucks, start again
Or better yet, don't even bother to begin.

It tells me to give up,
That my words aren't "right"
Stop now, your verse is weak-they'll hate it on sight.

Instead of stopping, my pen keeps going
And the ink flows on
For it knows I have something worth showing,
So girl, write on.

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