We all battle with worry to one degree or another.
Worry is unhealthy ~ in so many ways.
I am not going to rehash too much on what has been already been said about the ill effects of chronic worry.
It can negatively affect your health mentally, spiritually and physically. It is a waste of time and steals from today’s happiness and joy. It robs your faith of any power by undermining your trust in God. In short, worry is a bad habit that needs to be avoided.
There is a better way to live.
It is not just a few people who battle it. Everyone struggles.
It is not a modern struggle. It an ancient battle.
Jesus talked of worry as recorded in Matthew’s gospel:
(Matthew 6:25-34 NIV)
In summary, He says it is time to trust the Father and quit worrying!
Worry accomplishes nothing.
“Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere.”
Worry undermines the truth that you matter to God.
If God will take care of this little woodpecker – He will take care of you.
“Well, if I don’t worry what am I to do?”
Scripture gives some direction …
(Philippians 4:6-8 GW)
~ choose prayer instead of anxious care.
~ choose words of trust and thanks instead of words of fret and anxiety.
~ choose the peace of Christ as your heart’s guard.
In light of the above I’ve prayed and considered and …
Though it won’t be easy, and I’ll probably struggle …
I have made a decision …
I Quit Worrying!
How about you? Will you join me?