Unlimited: Worry Replacement Therapy
Nov 1, 2021 179
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done (Philippians 4:6, NIV).
Have you heard of “Worry Replacement Therapy” (WTR)? It’s God’s solution to worry and anxiety!
Worry is a habit—a pattern of mental thinking that we fall into and that becomes hard-wired in our brains. The way to deal with it is to replace it.
God’s therapy for stress management is to replace worry with prayer. Every time we start worrying we need to start praying. Notice that the therapy works when we pray about everything. As soon as we start worrying about anything—no matter how small a thing it may be—we must start praying. That’s how we start to rewire our brains with faith.
Worry Replacement Therapy is God’s solution to worry and anxiety.
But notice what kind of prayer we should pray. It is a prayer that presents God with our request, and which at the same time thanks him for all he has done.
This isn’t a “misery prayer” where we moan and groan and remind God about how miserable we are. It is gratitude-filled prayer. It is praise-filled prayer. It is joyfully expectant prayer.
When we start to practice God’s Worry Replacement Therapy, our brains will soon start loving the new thoughts that will flow into it from up above—thoughts of a reality that will transform our lives.– Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: Plan to start your Worry Replacement Therapy today. What is a simple thing you can do when worrying thoughts come to you, to replace them instantly with a prayer? Is it a little prayer you can carry around with you, a prayer you can sing, or just a simple prayer you can memorise?