How to Quit Worrying About the Future
Many Americans are worried about money. Are you?
Someone once said, “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.”
Most people worry about money: how to make it, how to keep it, and how to grow it. Worry takes a toll on our health. It affects our relationships and job performance but solves nothing. Only trusting God and living by His financial principles will give us the freedom we want.
When we replace worry with truth and action we can move forward with confidence.
So, accept where you are, knowing God’s bigger than your concerns. Live one day at a time in complete dependence on him.
Maybe you’ve made mistakes that you need to confess. Repent, seek forgiveness, and if you’ve damaged relationships, wash the wounds of those you’ve hurt. Then, begin to take baby steps toward living as a responsible steward. Crown has a Money Map to help you through those baby steps – find it at crown.org/moneymap.
When you decide to live beneath your means, you can begin to alleviate debt, build savings, and learn to be content. And, in your freedom you will experience true joy.
Do you thank God for what He’s gives you? Do you praise him for who he is? In so doing, you can see things clearly by getting your eyes off yourself and focusing on Him!
If you keep a journal, learn to watch for the countless ways he blesses. Then, record and review his faithfulness. And, when you’re tempted to worry, ask for faith to trust Him more.
Paul told the Philippians, “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
If you need help or encouragement in your finances, call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit crown.org