No one likes to admit they worry. Some of us worry more than others but we all know what it feels to worry. Is it a sin to worry? The bible doesn’t state it’s a sin but there are scriptures that tells us not to worry. Ultimately, when we worry we are failing to trust God. Jesus, during the sermon of the mount told his followers to trust God to take care of them and not worry. Why? Worry leads us astray.
Just like the song, King of the World by Natalie King we have to ask ourselves “when did I forget that you are the King of the world?” Jesus assures us that our heavenly Father will take care of our needs. In Ps. 55:22 it states “cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you”. In 1 Peter 5:6 it tells us to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. He doesn’t want us to carry our burdens on our shoulders because it robs us of our peace.
I’m not saying it’s easy. I know how hard it is to not worry. However, I can tell you when you do give your worries to God you will find rest for your soul. No amount of worrying can change the circumstances of your life anyway so why not give Him a chance. Of course I share this with you because I struggle with worry too. In fact, just like Paul said he was a chief when referring to sinners, I also am chief in this department.
So how do I overcome worry? I pray and share my heart with the God of the universe. I read and study my bible. It’s my instruction manual on how to do life. Last but not least I do life with other Christians. We were never created to be alone and having a community of like-minded friends keeps me grounded to my faith. More importantly, I find time to worship. Worship is so much more than singing or clapping. It’s an expression of our heart and when we focus on the greatness of God we will find it easier not to worry. So raise the volume of worship in your life.
This morning I read a devotional that said “when we worry about tomorrow, we pull tomorrow’s clouds over today’s sunshine”. It’s an endless cycle of worry when we allow it to be an unwelcomed passenger on our journey.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie ten Boom