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The Danger of Overthinking


If you long for the peace that God has for you today, I invite you to read this, my last sample from Words That Proceed below about "The Danger of Overthinking."

If you cannot read the text in the picture, I have copied the sample below:

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The Danger of Overthinking


“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” Psalm 139:6 ESV


Sometimes we are in danger of overthinking. We feel that we must understand everything to have peace. But the Bible promises that there is a peace that surpasses understanding (Philippians 4:7).


This doesn’t mean that we understand nothing or that having understanding about something is wrong. It just means that we are not to lean on our understanding (Proverbs 3:5).


Instead, we must trust in the LORD with all of our hearts and acknowledge Him in all of our ways (Proverbs 3:5-6).


As hard as it may be at times when limitless thoughts flood our minds—about the future, about the past, or perhaps about things that we cannot quite figure out—sometimes the very best thing we can do is to focus more on the state of our hearts than our heads.


Is my heart trusting in the LORD? Is it soft toward Him? Leaning upon Him? Surrendered to Him? Trusting in Him? And then, putting a voice to our hearts, we simply acknowledge God: God I trust You and I acknowledge You, even if I do not have understanding in the current moment. I honor You, God, and I ask You to direct my steps as I continue to lean upon You. Amen!


P.S. One week from this moment is the release of my new devotional. If you haven't pre-ordered yet, you can here or wait for the paperback on June 4th. Thank you!


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