Why do you worry so much?


images[4]Worrying seems to be part of our lives. We cannot not worry about something or the other. Some of us worry about our kids, and rightly so. Those of us who are employed worry about our jobs. We worry about financial security, health and safety and whatever else we can find to add to the list. Still, worrying never solve anything, so why worry.

Worrying is an addiction for some of us. Often we worry about things over which we have no control. Mind you, there is a difference between worry and concern. Once we zero in on something to worry about, we put up barriers making it difficult for family and friends to convince us to do otherwise. Jesus had His hands full convincing His disciples not to worry, when He told them that His time had come to return to the Father.

“Let not your hearts be troubled”, He said. “If you believed in God; believe also in me” (John 14:1). That, however, was not enough to convince the disciples not to worry. After all, these men had given up everything they owned to follow Jesus. Furthermore, it was only three years in, so they were not about to let Jesus off the hook until He did some more explaining.

Obviously, the disciples had good reasons to worry, but worrying is not a good thing. Worry is a tool of the devil, and when worry gets out of control it can have a devastating effect on health, family and even your Christian life. Jesus warns against worrying (read Matthew 6:32-34). And the beloved apostle Paul, admonish us in the following verses: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Therefore, brothers and sister, the next time you get the urge to worry about something, ask yourself the following questions. “Why do you worry so much?” “Do you not know you are a child of a King?” Then take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

14 comments

  1. Absolutely! Great post Noel! I am going to ponder on the questions I am about to ask. How do we know when we’ve crossed over from being concerned to being worried? Are there signs for each? To be able to ascertain the difference. God Bless.

    1. Thanks for your input Teresa. I think worry goes deeper than concern. Worry is a form of torment. It keeps you up at night. For example, I am concerned about the debt and Social Security, but I am not going to lose any sleep over those things. However, layoff rumors at work will cause me to lose sleep.

  2. Thanks Noel….great message….it is easy for some people to fall into worry especially when they begin to focus on the problem rather than focusing on the “problem solver”.

    Blessings my Brother!

    Minister Glenda

  3. A good message. It is hard not to worry when life gets out of order and all efforts seem hopeless to regain control. When personal trials are so overwhelming that prayer is no solution, it is difficult not to worry. Your message is especially welcome to me.

    God bless.

    1. Thanks so much for your input, Ray’s Mom. I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. I agree with you. It is hard not to worry; especially in these troublesome times. Worry is like a disease. It creeps upon you–when you least expect.

      God blesses

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