Worry

worryWe worry so much in the modern world.

  • We’ve worried about:
  • grades in school,
  • job interviews,
  • approaching deadlines
  • and shrinking budgets.
  • We’ve worried about bills
  • and expenses,
  • rising gas prices,
  • insurance costs
  • and endless taxes.

We’ve worried about:

  • first impressions,
  • political correctness,
  • identity theft
  • and contagious infections.
  • In spite of all the worrying, we’re still alive and well.

Over the span of our lifetime, worrying accounts for hours and hours of invaluable time that you’ll never get back.

So, I have decided that I’d like to spend my time more wisely and more enjoyably. If you’re not convinced yet to give up your worrying, here are four biblical reasons not to worry.


 

  1. Worrying Accomplishes Absolutely Nothing.
    Matthew 6:27-29 tells us
    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.
  2. Worrying is Not Good for You.
    Proverbs 12:25 says
    Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.



  3. Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.Worry replaced by Prayer equals Trust.Matthew 6:30
    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? 

    Philippians 4:6-7
    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


     

  4. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.When we keep our eyes focused on God, we remember his love for us and we realize we truly have nothing to worry about.

    Matthew 6:25
    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?

    Matthew 6:31-33
    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.

    1 Peter 5:7 
    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.


Do you feel a lot of worry maybe you need to understand how God can bring you peace that overcomes your worry.
Ken Gaub
Call us and we can show you how to find Gods peace – 509.575.1965

Ken Gaub Website

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