If indulged, worry parasitically infests my mind and cripples me from running the race God has planned.

How do I learn to run free?

The Bible says: “Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous…they have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast trusting in the Lord.” (Psa. 112:4, 7) So, how does this “steadfast trust” develop in our heart?

Let’s start with confidence. Confidence comes when we learn the fundamentals and practice them, right? When I learned to play volleyball, I had to learn the rules of the game, the positions on the court for offense and defense, and the mechanics of each skill. At that point I intellectually understood the game. However, I couldn’t play until I practiced!  

Learning to trust God is very much the same. While we most definitely must intellectually grasp His ways, it’s not until we practice and spend time with Him that we develop a strong confidence in Him. We don’t develop the habits of the upright, like becoming gracious, compassionate, and righteous without practicing God’s ways. When we learn to follow His rules for life, we learn how to think like He does, we draw close to Him, we love Him, and we gain confidence in HIM!  

Do we seriously think God worries about anything? He does NOT, and neither should we. We can practice trusting or—just continue to worry. When it’s my turn to play a set, I don’t worry or get nervous. Why? I’ve know how to serve, pass, block and attack—AND I’ve practiced them. On the court, I think like a ball player! In life, when I choose to follow my own rules, I worry; when I follow God’s rules—I don’t. God’s rules are simple: Love Him; love others. His perfect love casts out fear!

Run free or run shackled. Which will it be?

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