Are you a worry wart? That phrase makes me laugh out loud because it’s just a strange way to put it! But really think about it.
A wart is a skin growth that appears when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Something negative that has come against our physical body and manifested in this overgrowth. The tough skin cell overgrowth is much harder to get rid of after it is formed.
This is similar to the situations when the devil attempts to infect our thoughts with negativity or questions about God’s goodness. When that dart pierces our proverbial spiritual skin, the virus infects and begins to multiply in worry.
Has this ever happened to you?
You are thinking about something then all of a sudden you are down a rabbit hole of negative thoughts and how the situation or circumstance can turn out to at its absolute worst?
That’s being a worry wart!
I am guilty. My husband travels a lot for his job and if I don’t hear from him for a few hours after his anticipated arrival, my thoughts can take me to a very negative place if I allow it!
In God’s word, He addresses our human nature to worry in several scriptures, and in 1 Peter 5:7, our instruction is,
“Turn all your worries over to Him. He cares about you.”
Living Scripture Strong is knowing that verse. Hiding those words deep in your heart, down into your sub-conscience so that when worry attempts to pierce your spiritual skin, you can remind yourself that God’s Word says to:
“Turn all your worries over to Him. He cares about you,” in 1 Peter 5:7.
Know that truth in that moment! Speak those words against the heavy thoughts clouding your mind.
Yes, I said to SPEAK THOSE WORDS. Say them out loud and hear yourself proclaim God’s truth over the scheme, over the fiery dart attempting to pierce your spiritual skin. Believe and Declare God’s promise in that moment and you will squash the wart from forming.Having control over our thoughts is one of the most effective ways we can change our lives. God wants us to know His word. Not just to memorize a bunch of scripture verses, but to really use them in our own lives to be better, to live free from worry, and most importantly, to Live Scripture Strong.