The word worry is derived from an Anglo-Saxon term meaning to “strangle” or “to choke off”. There is no question that worry and fear do choke off the productive flow from God. It gives a small thing a big shadow.
Worry is like the boogie man in my daughter’s storybook. Its energy is fueled not by what’s actually there, but by what might be, what we imagine can be there. Worry does nothing but gives a small thing a big cloud. It’s depressing darkness in the future that reaches back through time to rob us of our joy now and it discredits the sovereign excellence, kindness, of God.
In the midst of trials, the drawbacks of believing are high. We battle to be optimistic. It sounds like a relatively unreasonable situation sobbing over something that will presumably never come to pass. Yet we act this way when we worry. We blow the situation out of proportion that most likely won’t pass. We need to believe God more than worry. That is more promising than worrying.
Psalm 55:22 counsels,
Cast your burden on the Lord and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
No matter the situation in the country, the pandemic sweeping over our world; crumbling economics, increasing hunger and violence rates, never surrender or concede to worrying. Be intentional and conscious of your faith in God. Don’t worry, and don’t live in panic.
Rather, take your worries to the Lord. Cast all your cares upon him; for he cares for you (1 Peyer 5:7).
W S. Gilbert stated that things are seldom as they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream. I agree. For worrying is a route that leads from somewhere to nowhere but to the pharmacy.
Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who kept on believing rather than worry when there seemed to be no hope at all. Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Why worry when you can pray? You need to start believing God and the things he can do. The time you spend on worrying should be spent on praying. When you worry, you become ordinary. You cannot be ordinary if you serve an extraordinary God.
There can be miracles only when you believe, and not when you worry.
Love and Peace ??
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