None of us are exemplified from worrying. We all worry. We worry about our kids, spouses, jobs, and every little thing in between. Life’s challenges give us plenty of reasons to worry. But some of us let worry consume us. Some of us worry so much we stress ourselves out. So people literally worry themselves to death…actual death.
When we worry we are saying God I don’t trust you with my life. I don’t trust you to pay my bills. I don’t trust to watch over my child. I don’t trust you to fix my marriage. Worry is rooted in fear. Out of fear we try control the events in on our life instead of trusting God.
Worry robs us of our joy, energy, peace of mind, and strength. We become weak and weary. We become stressed and sick. Proverbs 12:25 says, “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.”
But God didn’t intend for us to be this way. Matter of fact, he tells us not to worry about anything. In Matthew 6:25 Jesus us tell us, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” He clearly instructs in his Word not to worry about our lives. Everyday God will supply us with all our needs. He will also take care of our all problems. He has all the solutions.
So instead of worrying about what’s going happened tomorrow, or what’s going to happen next week or a month from now, we need to focus on today. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Worrying, over analyzing and over thinking will not solve your problem or make anything change. Worrying is useless and is a waste of time, energy, and thought. Matter of fact Jesus poses the question to us in Luke 12:25, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” So why worry about something you have no control over?
We have no control over what is going to happened tomorrow or how God will work a situation out. So we should not be going around carrying our burdens or the burdens of the world on our shoulders. Psalm 55:22 tells us, to “Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you.”
God will take care of all our burdens if we let go and trust him. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” Let him give comfort to your soul and spirit. Relinquish all control to him. When we worry-we are showing God that we are taking the control and burden for our lives.
So what’s the antidote to worrying? The antidote is absolute faith and trust in God. We build this faith and trust through prayer and mediating on his Word. God tells us don’t worry, just be content with our lives and if anything bothers tell him about through prayer.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
As soon as you start feeling yourself about to go into a worry overload start praying and mediating on God’s Word’s. David says in Psalm 94:19, "When my worry is great within me, Your comfort brings joy to my soul." Mama tells me if you worry, don't pray and if you pray, don't worry.
Today I encourage you to stop worrying about everything-trust God to work it out. To take care of it. Instead of giving you a bible verse today, I will give you a prayer. I pray this prayer every night before I go to bed and I encourage you all to pray it to. It is a wonderful prayer to pray when you start worrying- The Serenity Prayer.