Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Word Filled Wednesday-Why, Oh Why Do We Worry?

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~ Matthew 6:25-34

I don't know about you, but I am in a control freak. I like to know how and when things will happen. I like to have my plains laid out and all my ducks in a row. It makes me feel secure if I feel like I am in control of a situation. 

One thing I do not like is change. I get anxious when change happens and I start to worry about all that could go wrong. Being a Christian this type of behavior is very contradictory. One one hand we proclaim God is Lord of all, and on the other hand without even thinking about it, we blink and wipe God's sovereignty out of the picture in one fell swoop.

Why, oh why do we worry? Because we loose focus. We take out eyes off of God and put them onto our problems instead.

"I will keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  ~ Psalm 16:8

As the Lords word states, it gets us know where when we worry, it can not add a single hour to our lives. Instead of automatically turning to the habit of letting fear, doubt and insecurity take over, we need to tell satan to get behind us because our God is in control! We need to proclaim God's word in our lives over the situation of concern, and pray with a spirit of believing that God will answer our prayers. 

All throughout His word we find comfort in knowing that He will provide us what we need. In Psalm 37:4 is states, Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." The Bible tells us that once we surrender our will to His, He will take care of us in ways far better than we could of ever dreamed.

Do not let your heart be swayed by worry. Don't listen to the author of lies. It accomplishes nothing but heartache. 

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."  ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Fix your eyes on Jesus friends. Let God's light shine in the darkest hour of your lives, proclaim victory in Jesus name over the enemy. That's when you'll see the worry disappear and where God's can be found.

Many Blessings~



  1. I am with you on this one - no matter how often I remind myself not to worry, God knows the plan, it's all in hand. Still I find myself gnawing away at the worry stick because like you I'm a control freak! I am not comfortable not knowing the plan, I don't like sudden change and I'm convinced things would go smoother if I were in the know! Thank you for this reminder to fix my eyes on Him and trust.

  2. Great encouragement! I always say I am not a control freak, but the truth is, when I do not feel in control or at least feel as though my husband is in control, I do worry. But I need to be trusting in God and leaning on Him. Thank you for this!


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