Worry and anxiety are some of the greatest problems we face in life. Worry doesn’t need a reason to come knocking at the door. We usually open the door and drag worry inside. If we are sitting quietly at home and we have some irregular activities in our bodies; we stop and pay attention. If it happens a second time, we are on Google checking the symptoms. Now we don’t even know how to structure the search correctly to get the appropriate response. Then when we get some strange answers, we worry some more.
The dictionary says worry means to let our minds dwell on difficulties or troubles. Everyone on planet earth has difficulties and troubles. Knowing that Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.” Luke 12:22-23. So what do we do?
Well Jesus went on to say that God cares for the ravens. Ravens are wild; they are not birds people keep as pets. As a matter of fact, it’s illegal to have a raven as a pet in the United States; yet God takes care of these animals. Then Jesus had a question for His audience in verse 25, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” The truth is excessive worry can have some negative side effects in your life. Jesus continued, “And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?” What can we do?
Well the Apostle Paul gave us some directives in Philippians 4:8; he said. “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Worry invades the mind however, if we occupy our minds with things that are worthy of praise we will not be crowding our minds with things that we cannot change.
Thought for Today: Friend, replace worry with faith in God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.