Don’t worry

Consider this..

No matter if our worries are over finances, the health of a loved one, job security, and so on, worry, it is ultimately self-consuming and destructive. We can worry all we want, but nothing of substance will change, except to boost our anxiety and street levels. I have always struggled with worry and continue to do so, but am learning to let go of it more often. Matthew records basic instructions Jesus has for us on how to handle worry God’s way. Think upon this; if God is able to literally bring everything into existence with a thought, is he then unable to care for you? Think about. The Lord God Almighty Himself, wants to take our concerns and worry upon His shoulders, leaving Him free to bless and care for us. Worry has always been part of the fallen human condition, but increasingly, I believe is becoming a major problem in our society.

Here is a list of the (20) things we worry about most, as reported by https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/anxiety-stress-worry-why-anxious-feel-better-symptoms-125454499.html

Weight
Getting old
Financial savings
Overall fitness
Other financial debts
Low Energy Levels
Credit card debt
Job security
My diet
Keeping the house clean
Finding  a new job
Worried about my sex life
I seem to be generally unhappy
Wrinkles or aging appearance
Whether or not I am attractive
Worried about my physique
Meeting work targets or goals
Whether my partner still loves me
Whether I’ll find the right partner

This is quite a list! For certain I could add quite a few others worries, and I suspect you could as well. Satan thrives on our worries, he just loves them! Why? Because it takes the focus of our eyes off Jesus Christ, and we easily become wrapped up with our daily concerns, instead of trusting in, and relying upon the strength and promises of God. It is at this point where we slip of the rails, when we fail to make Jesus our #1 priority and love. For the redeemed of this world, none of these concerns and worries will matter at all in eternity, nobody will worry or lack for anything in heaven. So, if these distractions, which is what they are, will count for nothing in eternity, why should we dwell upon them now? I am serious, why do we waste time being stressed out by things which do not matter a bit?

Too heavy a load
“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.”  Proverbs 12:25, NLT

Why worry?
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in the barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than we are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”  Matthew 6:25-34, NLT

 Jesus is asking for our burdens
“Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you,  because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.  Matthew 11:28-30, NLT

So how about it, will you try to worry a bit less, trusting rather in Jesus who wants to ease your burdens?

 

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