Monday, November 30, 2015

Are You a Worrywart?

By Andrea Merrell

Have you ever been accused of being a worrywart? I have. Actually, I’ve referred to myself that way many times.

There’s an old saying, “Don’t borrow trouble.” It means we have enough of our own problems, so we shouldn’t take on anyone else’s stuff.

Digging a little deeper, Matthew chapter 6 is full of instructions on this subject. We are told over and over to “take no thought.” In other words, do not worry. The chapter speaks specifically about things like food, drink, clothes, and life in general. We’re even told that all the worrying in the world won’t add one single inch to our stature. And there’s no sense borrowing trouble from tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. Besides, we have enough to deal with today.

God already knows what we need and He tells us to seek. Seek what? The kingdom of God and His righteousness. Why? Because when we do, He will supply everything we need.

The Bible goes on to tell us in Philippians 4:6-7 not to be “careful” [anxious; worried] about anything, but to pray about everything.

So, what is the cure for worry?

Cast your care on the Lord. Pray about everything with a heart of thanksgiving. Then allow the peace of God to rule continually in your heart and your mind. When you do these things, you can say good-bye to worry.

(Photos courtesy of Miles/Mastor isolated images.)


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