Out-singing Anxiety

Have you ever met a worry wart?

You know, a handwringer. A nervous Nellie. A worrier.

Now then, an exceptional worry wart worries that when they worry they don’t worry enough. Then … they really get worried!

Oh, my!

NO, I’m not poking fun! I’m hoping to help someone today whose anxiety is off the charts.

Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.

Today’s topic is: Out-singing Anxiety

The poet penned these words:

Worry and worship

climbed into the ring.

Worry got anxious

Worship began to sing.

Worry chose to look within

but worship only looked up.

Worry became exhausted and drained

while worship had a full cup.

Anguish, apprehension, and anxiety is the bitter fruit worry brings forth.

Worry is defined as: mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated.

Dear one, what if we OUT-SING our anxiety?

HERE are a few facts:

Worry drags you down. Worship lifts Him up.

Worry looks within. Worship focuses on Him.

Worry thinks of what might be. Worship looks to the great I Am.

♫ TURN your eyes upon Jesus. Look full into His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

He is SO worthy of our worship!

There is a LIFE-CHANGING portion of Scripture that depicts who He IS and what He will DO for us:

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth

Does not become tired or grow weary; There is no searching His understanding.

He gives strength to the weary,

And to him who has no might he increases power.

Even youths grow weary and tired,

And vigorous young men stumble badly,

But those who wait for the Lord

[who expect, look for, and hope in Him]

Will gain new strength and renew their power;

They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];

They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP

It’s more than a song … it’s a lifestyle of worshipping and adoring this magnificent and marvelous uncreated God!

Again, the poet’s pen:

Let’s exchange our worry for worship.

Let’s exalt the King of kings.

Let’s lift our eyes to the everlasting God,

who grants strength to the soul that sings.

♫ I love you Lord, and I lift my voice. To worship You, oh my soul, rejoice. Take joy, my King, in what You hear. Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

♫ Lord I lift your Name on high, Lord I love to sing Your praises. I’m so glad You’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us. You came from heaven to earth to show the way. From the earth to the cross my debt to pay from the cross to the grave from the grave to the sky Lord I lift your name on high.

Honestly friend, the choice is OURS. LET the negative news flood the airwaves. I’m gonna sing louder and longer and worship our worthy Savior and King.

Mighty God, we choose to worship the God who IS over worrying about what MIGHT be. You REMAIN in control no matter what goes on in our lives and in our world. Help us, oh King, out-sing our anxiety. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen

Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others.


  1. blog@annadesnyder Avatar

    “Worry and worship climbed into the ring.” Let go and Let God 😊 🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Yes, Lord! Help us release it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Linda Moon Avatar
    Linda Moon

    Thank you for this timely reminder. Sending peace and light 💕🕊💕

    Liked by 2 people

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Glad you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. sibongilecharitysehlake Avatar

    Wow wow, instead of worrying you should worship. I loved the poetic way of placing it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Well thank you for those encouraging words. We’re just trying to share the hope we have in Jesus. May your day be blessed abundantly!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Regal woman@TransamEagle Avatar
    Regal woman@TransamEagle

    Thanks for this reminder!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      You are quite welcome. We certainly live in some anxious times. Thank God for the song He gives us in the night. Blessings!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Agent X Avatar
    Agent X

    That’s good! Thanx. You help me today.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Thank you for sharing that with me. God is SO good and worthy of our worship. Blessings all over your day!


  6. authorstephanieparkermckean Avatar

    Amen! A lovely and true blog. Thank you. God bless you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Singing is SO good! Even if we’re flat sometimes. Lol

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jo Avatar

    Wonderful message

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Thank you. Yes, SING we must. 🎵🎶


  8. threadbee Avatar

    Singing has helped me heal. Along with writing poetry and music, and playing my guitar.
    God is good. He gives us lovely gifts.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      That is a wonderful testimony! Thank you for sharing. There’s plenty to complain about but … MANY more reasons to sing to and worship a God who CANNOT fail. Blessings!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. threadbee Avatar

        Music, writing, playing helped me heal when I was 12 and my mom died, and it has helped me again in the loss of my soul mate last year. God is good.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. dougdial Avatar

        So sorry to hear of your great loss! Yes, God is good and He is so faithful.
        May He continue to bless and strengthen you.

        Liked by 1 person

  9. msfitz2013gmailcom Avatar

    Love the idea of worshipping instead of worrying. Thank you f ok r sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      So glad you enjoyed. Singing cleans out the pipes, Tis true. Blessings.


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