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Did You Know Worry is Optional?

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When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT).

You have three basic choices when it comes to the stress in your life: You can worry, you can ignore your stress, or you can relax and trust God.

The Bible says in Psalm 116:7, “I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’” (NCV). You can’t trust God and worry at the same time.

That’s not just good spiritual wisdom from the Lord; it’s wisdom for your health as well. The Bible also says in Proverbs 14:30 that a heart at peace is a healthy heart: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” (NIV).

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It’s not just what you eat that destroys your health — it’s what eats you! You can have the best health plan around — eat fresh, healthy, organic, and in proper portions — but if you’re resentful against someone in your life or worry about tomorrow, your health will suffer.


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