Well... you might not lose weight - but hearing good things makes us feel lighter. Check this out...
Proverbs 12:25 (ESV)
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
"Weigh him down"... I don't need anything more making the scale numbers increase! Therefore I need to get rid of anxiety in my heart and in my spirit.
Anxiety is normal... I think about providing for my children, remaining financial stuff left over from John's move to Heaven, crazy schedules, commitments, the health of my family, so on and so forth.
God wants me to have a good word about all of these things instead of letting anxiety rule. Almost every time John would call me on the phone I would answer in this way, "What the good word?"
We all love to hear a good word. Instead of letting these things "weigh you down" - lift them up! Lift up these burdens and concerns to the Lord. We should never underestimate the power of prayer in our lives. He is so much stronger than me! He can take care of my burdens way better than me. When we pray we should ask the Lord, "So, what's Your good word for me today?"
So - for this morning... I'm going to change my perspective on these "anxiety" issues and see them as good words - so my heart will be glad.