Furrowed brows and twisted sheets tell the story for most people. Worry is the thief of life.
Worry is about the future. Lucas LaFreniere observed, “This is what breaks my heart about worry. It makes you miserable in the present moment to try and prevent misery in the future. For chronic worriers, this process leads them to be continually distressed all their lives in order to avoid later events that never happen. Worry sucks the joy out of the ‘here and now.’”
“This might happen,” is the little voice whispering fears in your soul.
When studied worry and the fears of people, he found something startling. More than 90% of what people worry about never happens. The concern was for nothing.
Moderns did not invent worry but inherited it. Jesus knew the worried looks. And it looks quite up-to-date.
““Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25)
His counsel remains the only real prescription for the anxiety of our age. Serve God today and let God work out tomorrows.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:33–34)
The sad truth is we waste the life God gave us worrying about what will never be. Take hold of God’s hand and let him guide you today. He knows the future, so trust him. Let God do your worrying for you.
-Robert G. Taylor-