Is Worry Any Good?
In our continuing series on “How Big Is Your But”, it’s time to ask the obvious question. What good is worry?
1. Worrying Accomplishes Absolutely Nothing.
Matthew 6:27-29 (NLT)
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 Weighs You Down.
Proverbs 12:25 (NLT)
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
3. Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.
Matthew 6:30 (NLT)
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?
4. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.
Matthew 6:25 (NLT)
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 (NLT)
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.
But of course you know all that. I’m not here to guilt you into not worrying. Guilt and shame never allows people to positively change. We need answers for how not to fear and not to worry so that we can obey God in what He asks us to do. I see a few answers when I look at the lives of Joshua and Caleb. We’ll look at what made them different in the next post.
What are your answers for not worrying? Love to hear them.