I’ve written some thoughts about worry on Facebook and Twitter so I thought I may as well write about it here. Consider this question: In the last 30 days have you worried about anything? Think about it. Most of us probably have to say yes but, the question is – what do we really gain by worrying? In Matthew 6:24-35 we read “do not worry” four times. It’s there for a reason. When we worry we’re saying we aren’t sure if God will do what He says. Worry is simply lacking trust and faith. And, when we live with a lack of faith it keeps our worship on a tight leash. I don’t know about you but I don’t want my worship to be restrained because of worry.
One writer suggests “worry is a thin stream trickling through the mind and that when encouraged it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” I can vouch for this statement from experience. I’ve experienced times of worry where my entire day or week was consumed. Morning, noon and evening. But I always notice how worry doesn’t help. All it does is further discourage. So, here’s an encouragement to you. If you’re worrying stop and if you haven’t started don’t start. The more you focus on your problem the bigger it becomes. And, it causes everything else including God to seem distant and blurry. But, when you look past or through your problem you will find that it becomes smaller and blurry and God becomes bigger and stronger. He is waiting for you so what are you going to do about it?
Until next time,