Because fretting or incessant worrying steals your focus, burns up your energy and leaves you with a crispy attitude.
The word for “fret“ is “charah” in Hebrew.
It is a word picture of something that burns until it is charred.
It means to be kindled with a spark of anxiety or worry then whip it up into an inner frenzy and feed it facts or wonderings until it is a voracious fire in your soul that burns long and hot like oil fires in the desert.
What is the best thing to do when a spark of fear ignites a frenzy of anxiety?
Stop, drop and roll:
– Stop the thoughts.
– Drop to your knees.
– Roll in God’s love for you.
– Repeat as needed.
“Quiet down before God,be prayerful before him.Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse.”
Cindy Grasso is the Discipleship Pastor at Cape Christian in Cape Coral, Florida. She has been married to her fun-loving husband, Bobby Grasso for 28 years and is the proud mom of two amazing young men who keep her updated on all things tech. She likes to spend her free at the beach or a WDW with family. She loves nothing more than a good book, a good friend and good cup of coffee.
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