Do you ever feel like the anxiety is going to pull you under like a drowning person? You are trying to claw your way out of it, but nothing seems to help. In this post, find hope and a prayer to release you from the fear.

How to STOP Worry Before It Starts

Do you worry about things that can kill your body?

Who doesn’t, right? There’s Ebola, influenza, and even Measles! What’s not to worry about?

And sometimes I actually worry about worrying. Have you been there too?

It can get a little ridiculous, but there is good news!

All that stuff we are worrying about can’t really kill us. Not even if it tried. Not even if all those things that keep us up at night were thrown at us all at once.

Because the things we are afraid of can’t kill us — at least not in the physical sense.

Do you ever feel like the anxiety is going to pull you under like a drowning person? You are trying to claw your way out of it, but nothing seems to help. In this post, find hope and a prayer to release you from the fear.

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (John 6:63)

So that’s the good news. But the bad news is that the fear we are letting into our heart actually can kill us. It can choke off our relationship with God so fast that our spirit is left gasping for air.

But take heart!

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

And lesson number one in embracing that spirit of power, love, and sound mind is to realize we can’t get rid of this nagging fear all by ourselves.

Don’t you think if we could, we would have already?

We can’t! That’s just a fact of life.

But that’s okay. We shouldn’t even try. Because we have this awesome, amazing God who is standing at the ready, waiting to help us.

His belt is loaded with all the spiritual blessings He has to offer us. He is just waiting for us to ask for them. Then He can start pouring them out upon our hearts.

So, ladies, lets start asking! Let’s start crying out to God like a person who is DROWNING! Because aren’t we drowning in all this anxiety?!

God, please reach your hand out to us. Please save us from this anxiety that plagues our hearts and threatens our life. Amen. 

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24 thoughts on “How to STOP Worry Before It Starts

  1. Yes!! Thank you for acknowledging that life throws real worries at us, but that they are nothing compared to the Truth of God’s protection and His ability to give us strength regardless of circumstance! Have a wonderful day! #RaRa

  2. Hi Jenni! It’s so nice to meet you today through the #RaRaLinkup!
    It’s very common for me to get all bunched up over my circumstances. I see that you are a recovering control freak? I think I have a lot of work to do on my perfectionism myself. Ugh. Anyway, I love the tone of your post, it’s so encouraging, and let’s me know that a crazy head can’t trump a true heart for Christ. Yell it out like a drowning person, that’s a great image. When I’m tense, I am drowning!
    Have a blessed day 🙂

  3. Yes and thank God He’s willing to share that strength with us! Thanks for visiting Genuflected, Meg.

  4. Ceil, thanks for visiting Genuflected! Yes that perfectionism can be a pesky problem. But my mom always used to tell me, “Admitting it is half the battle.” So look, we’re already half way to success! : )

  5. God is so good to answer our call. He doesn’t want us walking around like rubber-bands of anxiety. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for your encouragement in this truth. I love this reminder. You are such a valuable part of the #RaRalinkup. Keep going strong!

  6. Jenni, thank you for your encouraging words today for those of us who drown in worry: “And I know — I just know — that when we call out, Jesus is going to answer us, because that’s just the kind of God He is.” Beautiful! #RaRaLinkup Have a great day, Kim

  7. Ah yes… the reality is all the worry makes us sick! Hope deferred makes the heart sick and all the stress is hard on us physically as well as mentally and emotionally! His way is so much better… His yoke is much easier! May we remember to roll it over and let Him carry it… and rest in the knowledge that He holds us in His hands!

  8. Visiting from Coffee For Your Heart, and I was excited to see the person above me had written about worry because I am a recovering worry addict. Recovering because I am grasping for Jesus each day for strength and peace in Him. But one little truth I heard from Patsy Clairmont has helped in this journey: Wait to worry. Most things I worry about are for the tomorrows in life. So if I wait to worry about tomorrow, I automatically live in the present, which is where I find His presence. : )

  9. Jenni,
    Worrying and fear about what I’m doing quickly follow after initial excitement so I appreciate your words that God is waiting for us to bring them to him . .. love that word-picture!

  10. “Me too” is one of the best phrases we can hear as women. Don’t you think? Thanks for stopping by Genuflected today, Nicki!

  11. Oh, I love that! “Wait to worry.” That might just become one of my new favorite phrases. Thanks for visiting Genuflected today, Crystal!

  12. Yes, I’ve experienced that too! How great is the day when excitement trumps worry and fear through the whole process?! Thanks for visiting Genuflected today, Valerie.

  13. I love being reminded that all the things we worry about can’t kill us! I tend to be a worrier and a fretter (sp? maybe I’m making up a word here!). That 2 Timothy 1:7 verse is a powerful weapon. I’m enjoying getting to know you through some of your posts. 🙂

  14. I don’t know if fretter is a word, but I definitely know what you mean! It could be used to describe my natural tendency too, so I guess we have that in common! 2 Timothy is one that I go back to over and over. As you say, it is powerful! I’m so glad that you are a part of the Genuflected community. Thanks for the comment!

  15. Amen! I’m a big worrier. Thank you for reminding me that we can cast all of our cares and worries on Him. We can let go because we’re not really in control in the first place. I love the verse from 2 Tim 1:7–it’s so empowering!

  16. Jennie, So many times I give up my spirit of fear to Him, then take it back again! Wonderful encouragement and reminder that we serve a mighty God! Visiting you today from Faith Barista!

  17. “And lesson number one in embracing that spirit of power, love, and sound mind is to realize we can’t get rid of this nagging fear all by ourselves.”Oh how God and I have discussed fear. You are talking to the girl who get’s fearful when she’s not worrying because she is convinced she has missed something!

    Beautiful post my friend. So encouraging!

  18. 2 Tim. 1:7 is a favorite of mine, especially when gripped by fear or worry. To remember that God gives us His spirit to remind us of His promises and lead us on the path ahead – that He is able AND WILLING to exchange our power for His. Blessed to be stopping by from #tellhisstory.

  19. I have been blessed by this sharing, usually i have got fear over some spiritual problems. thanks for highliting that “We were not given the spirit of fear”. I will cry out loud unto the Lord.

    Stay Blessed

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