Welcome to the Winning Over Worry Bible Reading week 3 summary! Whew- say that ten times! I was thrilled to take extra time on a few of the challenge days this week and really dwell on the Scripture as I worked on Bible journaling. Maybe it’s just me, but I think my Bible art journaling might be improving! Regardless, it is accomplishing the goal of keeping the Word echoing in my heart and mind. Let’s take a look at this week’s summary to Win Over Worry!
When I read this passage, I can hear the voices of the little children who quoted this psalm for me last summer. As orphans who live in huts with minimal protection from the elements or vandals, their strong voices rang out:
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Under his wings shall we trust. I could spend a week meditating on this chapter!
This passage also grabbed my attention. I had never thought of asking the Lord to send angels to protect me from worrying until I read verse 11:
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
ALL your ways- this includes worry. If your battle against worry is real, then what a wonderful way to call in reinforcement! Lord, send us your angels to guard us from worry!
So good and so true! What more can you add?
This #WinOverWorry#biblereading passage shows us the relationship of worry and fear. They are BFFs. No kidding. Twice in the chapter, the psalmist repeats the words of this verse. I like to think he was like me and just needed the repetition to get the concept not only in his head, but in his heart. Great verses to meditate on!
Do not sow thoughts for the flesh (ahem, “worry”) but sow thoughts to please the Spirit. This passage tells us that we have a choice. We can dwell on the worrisome details or we can focus on what the Spirit speaks to our hearts. I spent a little time thinking about the order of verses in this passage.
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, Hebrew 6: 10-20 for the #WinOverWorry #biblereadingchallenge. I so love this passage and meditated over it as I journaled. Bottom line: Trade anxiety for the Anchor!
Worry is a choice. To choose not to worry is contrary to everything the world says yet this choice is the one that leads to peace. I’m asking myself this morning: Where do I set my mind?
Ok, Friends. I’ve shared what I’ve been learning and now I’d love to hear from you!
How are you winning over worry? What is God teaching you through this topical Bible reading plan?
Have a great weekend!
For more from this challenge on how to win over worry, check out:
Win over Worry Bible Memory Verse Cards, printable or digital!