“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Matthew 6:34

The reason we have so many worries is because we’re seeking everything but god first. We are too concerned about what does the bank account say, what the doctor says, what does the horoscope say, and what does the boss say? We need to be concerned about what God wants us to do and be and then, and only then, can we have the right perspective on our lives. It means sincerely desiring to grow in the Lord by making spiritual investments in our lives. We need to put God first. We need to put God first in our choices, making no decisions that would leave God out.

Worry exhibits a lack of trust in God. When we worry, we don’t trust God. When we worry it’s like saying, I got a problem and I don’t think God can handle it. Worry affects our relationships with others. Worry damages our health. Did you know that anxiety can cause heart attacks? Worry hinders our witness. Instead of worrying we need to know that God is able to do immea- surably more than we ask or imagine.

We often feel we must solve all our problems ourselves, and that unless we come up with the right solution all will be lost.

Of course, we must take responsibility for our own lives. Yet God wants us to rely on His guid- ance. When problems arise, our first duty is to bring them to Him in prayer. He may show us that we’ve created our own difficulty, and may reveal that we must make changes to resolve it. He’ll grant forgiveness and give the strength to change. Or He’ll assure us that we’re doing all we can, and say, “Leave it with Me. Just do your next duty.”

Only God has sufficient energy and wisdom to handle everything well. Worry will gradually lose its hold on our lives if we learn to stop playing God. When worry walks in, strength runs out, but strength returns when we let God in.


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