As humans it is in our nature to worry.😖 We worry about today, yesterday’s events and what the future holds. Whether it is school work, revision, work load, choices or dealing with people we have a tendency to worry. What is that thing you are worried about now: that particular thing that keeps you up at night and is constantly on your mind through out the day?
“Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere”. So why do we worry, if it doesn’t change our dilemma? Worry may…
- Damage your health
- Cause the object of your worry to consume your thoughts
- Disrupt your productivity
- Negatively affect the way you treat others
- Reduce your ability to Trust in God!!
Worrying is the opposite of faith, it is caused by not trusting God. When you worry it is a result of not including God into your equation. When we worry we torment ourselves- doing the devil’s 😈 job for him. As humans, when we feel like we don’t need God’s help by trusting him to step into our lives and situations that is when worry creeps in, and attempts to distract us from our course.The truth is, in life people will change and may not be as reliable as we hoped, but our Heavenly father stays the same, He is constant. Therefore we can be completely dependent on him. So we should be willing to LET GO & LET GOD, take control of our situations, in order for us to have peace. By worrying we miss the point of life because the things we mostly worry about are material things and Jesus says life is more important than that. (Matthew 6:25: That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?) The point of life is to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Worrying is also pointless and a waste of time, because we can’t add hours to our life by doing so. Most things we worry about never happen anyway.
You might be asking, so How do I “cure” worry?
1. Firstly develop an attitude of Faith and Prayer
Paul says “don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand” (Philippians 4:6) In short Paul says Turn your worry list into a prayer request list. 🙏When worry gets you nowhere, prayer can get you closer to God. Do you want to worry less? Pray More! Prayer should be your blueprint, for a worry free life! Prayer – Worry = Trust
2. Allow God to Give you Peace and Rest
Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary ( aka struggling badly) and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28) Yes, we will worry but we should be comfortable in admitting “I don’t have a clue about what is going to happen, but I’m not going to worry because God is in control.” Our minds are calling out for rest from all the things we worry about, let us be humble enough to shout out to God in our times of need. “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he will exalt you casting ALL your cares (Worries & concerns) on him, for he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Decide that from today you will stop sitting in a rocking chair. Feel free to send me your worry lists, as prayer requests on the form here!
Listen to the song below.
My beloved child you worry too much, sit back and relax. Don’t try to take on my responsibility. I have gotten this under control. Don’t be anxious about tomorrow, live one day at a time. Why double the trouble? Seek my Kingdom first, and everything else will fall in its rightful place.
Don’t forget to share with friends and family.