How much good has ever been accomplished by worry?
Think about it: did worrying about the economy get you a raise? Did worrying about that odd noise under the hood of your car make it go away? Did worrying about final exam help you get a passing grade?
Of course not. Worry has never helped us; in fact, it only hurts us.
Worry adds stress, which leads to ulcers, panic attacks, nervous breakdowns, and loss of sleep. But the worst part about worry is that it conveys to God that we don’t trust Him.
The God who takes care of the birds and flowers will also take care of us, but when we choose to worry and fret we are acting as if God is not capable of sorting out our problems.
Luke 12:25 poses this rhetorical question for believers: “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
Whether it is a person in a hospital bed who fears the end is in sight, or if it is a young child who fears death, we cannot lengthen our lives by worrying about it. Instead of wasting time worrying, why not make the most of what time we have, namely the present?
And when you feel tempted to worry, remember that God has taken that responsibility away from us. Just trust Him to do what is right. But above all, don’t worry.