Have you ever left your house and your spouse says, “Did you remember to turn off the stove” and you reply, “Yes.” But, then they say, “Are you SURE you turned off the stove?” So, you begin to think back, and you can’t actually see a picture in your mind of yourself turning the stove off. All of a sudden, you’re just a little unsure of yourself… not quite as confident as you were at the start. This is the great power that WORRY has. It steals your confidence in things you were once certain of. You return home, go to the kitchen and look at the stove and, sure enough, it is turned off just like you thought it was.

There are some people who understand that worry is not a good thing to have in their life, but they don’t think it harms anyone else. The truth is, when you voice your worry for others to hear you might actually be harming them by stealing away their confidence. WORRY is a thief! It not only steals your confidence and trust in God, it could very well harm the confidence of others if it is allowed to speak.

Philippians 4:6 tells us how to defeat the Worry Thief when it says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Don’t let Worry steal from you and the others around you… defeat it with PRAYER!

My Confession for Today:
I will not let worry steal from me, or from the people who are in my life. I refuse to give worry a voice, for I know when it speaks it robs me of my confidence of God, and it also steals the confidence of those who listen to it coming from my lips. Worry is a thief. It is my enemy. I will not surrender my mouth to it! In Jesus’ Name!

Luke 12:25-26 (NIV)
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life ? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

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