I've found that when I am frustrated, annoyed, or worried about something, I often just need to zip it" and not say anything at all unless it agrees with what God says. Then I've learnt it helps to choose to turn "my worry into worship", knowing that when I worship God, I will start to see from the perspective of heaven, and from the knowledge of who God is and what He is capable of, rather than just seeing my struggle.
I've discovered over the years that one of the most powerful methods of turning worry into worship is to have a growing understanding of who God is. When life begins to press in, we can draw upon the knowledge of who God is and declare His name and promises back to Him. ("Lord, You are holy; you are Victor; you are Sovereign; you are the Way; you are the Truth; You are the Life; You are my provider, my healer, my strong tower, my peace).
When we worship and declare who God is and what He has promised, all of heaven responds, and His power is released to defeat every weapon that may have been formed against us. It defeats fear, worry, anxiety, lack, and anything else that rises against the promises of God.
Today, I encourage you to choose to be a worshipper instead of a worrier. Choose to worship, knowing that it will help lead you into His presence, silence the enemy, and release the power of heaven on your behalf.
"You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you." (Psalm 8:2)
"Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies." (2 Kings 17:38-39)
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!" (Psalm 100:40).
Prayer: Lord, please remind me when I am under pressure to watch my words and attitudes and choose to turn my worry into worship so that I will be reminded of how you hold all that concerns me in your capable hands. In Jesus' name, Amen.