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How To Keep Your Head From Exploding, Part 2

Here is the second step that you can take this week in order to keep your head from exploding!
2. PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING (START BY THANKING GOD)
Philippians 4:4-8, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God never ends anything on a negative, He ends everything on a positive. Paul encourages us to thank God (rejoice) and have joy as we present our requests to God. If you stopped worrying today, just think of all of the extra time you would have. You can replace that time with prayer. Take that time that you normally would worry and begin to thank God for every blessing in your life. Don't be anxious, but give God a detailed list of everything that you have need of in your life. God is interested in everything in your life. Be specific about your needs. Most people pray doubt-filled general prayers. Make a decision today to pray faith-filled specific prayers. If you are nervous today, ask God for peace. If you need money, ask God for what you need. Remember, if it's big enough to worry about, it's big enough to pray about. I Peter 5:7: "Unload all your worries on Him since He is looking after you!" Unload your problems onto the Lord today! Listen to this last thing... there is no problem that is too big for God's power or too small for God's concern. James 4:2 "You have not because you ask not." Twenty times in the New Testament we are told
"ask". So go ahead and get started today! God is waiting to hear from you!

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I evaluate all my relationships, offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me, and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.

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