Winning Over Worry Bible Reading Summary Week 1

 

What does worrying truly gain for you? A few questions to ponder with this first week of our topical Bible reading challenge to win over worry!

It’s Friday; welcome to this week’s summary! Last week we finished up the Perfect Peace June topical Bible reading challenge and this week we are headed to summarize the first 9 days. Normally I summarized a week at a time, but I like to keep the topical summaries separate at month end. So let’s check out what we learned this week in the Winning Over Worry Bible Reading Summary Week 1.

Psalm 127:1-5

The first two verses of this chapter are the focus of the reading challenge. We can pursue every opportunity thrown our way, but unless the Lord is behind it? We have nothing. All the success we try to chase down on our own can keep us awake at  night, right? But when we follow God’s path, he gives us sweet rest.

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep. verse 2

Isaiah 35:1-10

As I read this #winoverworry Bible reading passage, I did the same thing I do every time I read Isaiah 35:1-10. It’s been almost 13 years since my Taylor girl has been able to call me Mommy. I miss her voice the most when I think of all the songs she used to sing. We are only temporarily robbed of the joy of her voice. One day, she will sing again. No more disease. Do.not.be.anxious. Your God will come. #onemorestep 

Say to those who have an anxious heart,“Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God
will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Worry is leaving God out of the equation. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.” 

Worry is leaving God out of the equation. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord."

Matthew 6:22-34

I love the question in this chapter. As Jesus is explaining that there is no point in worrying, he pauses and asks a logical question:

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? verse 27

In the formula of life, worry never adds and always subtracts.

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Luke 12:22-31

Luke relays the same story as Matthew in the above passage. And because he also added this question, I have to think about what the dynamic was like as Jesus said the words. We don’t know if he paused after the question for sure or not, but I think he probably did. Letting it sink into the apostles that worry doesn’t provide any gain.

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? verse 25

In the formula of life, worry never adds and always subtracts.

Philippians 4:1-7

Can you get any more direct than Paul in this section? “Do not be anxious.” It’s not an option. It’s not a topic you can choose to waive. It is a command with the understood “you.” Paul is talking to me. To you. to the church at Philippi. YOU do not be anxious. Maybe you could practice memorizing this verse with your name inserted at the beginning. “Rachel, do not be anxious….”

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1 Peter 5:1-7

When you do worry, even though you know you shouldn’t… when you are anxious, even though you don’t meant to be, the following verse is the one to latch on to. He loves you anyway. He cares for you. All of you. Your burdens, your sorrows, your anxiety.

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Hebrews 13:1-7

The author of the Hebrews#winoverworry #biblereading challenge passage for today quotes this old testament verse. In the midst of daily living instructions, this reminder is given. There is no need to be anxious when God is our fortress.Grab your free printable Bible verse cards or make a Bible Memory verse album on your smartphone to keep these verse at your fingertips! 

 There is no need to be anxious when God is our fortress.Grab your free printable Bible verse cards or make a Bible Memory verse album on your smartphone to keep these verse at your fingertips!

Psalm 121:1-8

This psalm was the very first one I memorized in Christian school. I was 10 years old and I still know it today. (Don’t even try to count the number of years.) Word for word. And that’s why Bible memory is so important. I want to be more intentional about it. I slowed down a little during my devotional time on this particular day and tried my hand at a little Bible art journaling again.

This psalm was the very first one I memorized in Christian school. I was 10 years old and I still know it today.  Bible journaling helps me slow down and meditate on daily Bible reading. #winoverworry #onemorestep

 

 

And there is our summary of what we’ve covered so far in the Win Over Worry topical Bible reading challenge!

I’d love to hear what you learned or what your favorite verse is from above. Would you share it with us today?

Have a fabulous Friday!

Rachel

For more resources:

Winning over Worry Bible reading plan

Winning over Worry Bible memory verse cards

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9 Comments

  1. Reliza Saavedra says:

    Hi Ms. Rachel

    Thank you for this wonderful verses .. It’s remind me to rely more unto Jesus. “YOU do not be anxious” its wake me up. Lately, I always worry for what happens next if I done one thing. I thank God for your life now I know that when I cast all my burdens upon Him. I can live with peace and I can do all things through Him. In Jesus Name.
    Thank you very much
    God bless you and your family.

    1. Uduak Ene says:

      Wow!! when I read 1 Peter 5:1-7, I realise that casting all our cares to God is a sign of humility and recognition of his supremacy. Thus he gives us grace and exalts us from our anxieties. Thank you Rachel . I have been blessed by your blog.

  2. I’m really enjoying this challenge! Yesterday was my favorite reading. When I got to 1 Corinthians 10:13 I was stopped in my tracks by the phrase: “but God is faithful.” it spoke volumes to me and was so encouraging. God is always faithful -when we worry, when we are going through a trial, when we face temptations -He is faithful!
    Rebekah
    http://www.moreradiance.com

  3. My favorite verse from your list is 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I remember a long time ago when the Psalty songbook was famous and the song was called Cast all my cares, and when I feel anxiety I start singing this song. Thank you so much Rachel for doing the topical reading challenge on worrying because I have been struggling with this issue for the last 3 months.

  4. Mary Lynn says:

    Worrying. My husband has called it my hobby along with mommy guilt. Not being in control of circumstances, not knowing what is coming up that doesn’t fit with my plans- all of this makes me a huge worry wart- I know I am not suppose to worry but trust God, believe God and obey. It is that letting go of control and my will/plans that is so hard. Ps 127:2 and Jer 17:5-10 are 2 favorites-thanks!!

    1. Mary Lynn, you and I must be soul sisters. LOL. My husband says that if I didn’t have anything to worry about, then I’d worry about that. I love this series – the scripture is clear – DO NOT WORRY! I’m trying to rely on Christ more and more to engrave this on my mind, heart and soul. So thankful for His grace and mercy when I try to take it back over myself. Hang in there – we’ll make it through this on our way to perfection. I have to believe that!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Rachel!
    Just wanted to let you know that what you are doing is amazing. God will keep blessing you and blessing others.
    My favorite verse is Philippians 4:6. God will present your request if you leave it to him.

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