Worry Replacement Therapy – by Eliezer Gonzalez
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Feb 9, 2016 1164
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. Here is God’s solution:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. – Phil. 4:6
We must replace worry with prayer. That’s what Worry Replacement Therapy is all about. Every time we start worrying we should 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.
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 is prayer that is mingled with gratitude and praise. This is not 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 on high – thoughts of a reality that will transform our lives.
– Eliezer Gonzalez