There are so many things happening today in our world and in our lives that many people find themselves in a state of worry.
How much time have you spent in recent days worrying?
Worry – that emotion in which you feel anxious or concerned about something. It is the state of restlessness and agitation producing mental disturbance, uneasiness and uncertainty.
Proverbs 12:25 says, “Worry weighs a person down.”
Worry is destructive. Worry is a destroyer of the soul. If unchecked, it results in great anxiety or even mental illness.
Worry in the mind causes shock in the body.
Matthew 6: 27 – 30 says: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.
They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
I Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
He says be anxious for nothing, don’t worry.
Word “anxious” (Careful) to be pulled in different directions – strangle – or to choke you.
Worrying – choke you, choke your joy, peace
Worrying can cause headaches, neck pain, ulcers, even your digestion and coordination.
Paul say, “Don’t worry about anything.” Instead pray about everything.
Pray about everything, give it up to God. Surrender control (that’s tough) and trust in your Heavenly Father.
Worry is the opposite of faith and trust. Worry wastes time, steals energy and prevents you from accomplishing anything.
What type of things worry you the most?
What is the biggest worry facing you today?
What is one thing you could do right now to change a worry into a positive action?
Don’t be a worry wart!