Be Anxious for Nothing
Charlie Brown once said to Linus, “I worry about school a lot.” He thought a little longer and then said, “I worry about worrying so much about school.” He reflected some more and then concluded, “Even my anxieties have anxieties.”
Worry is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles. Today in America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness. Worry and anxiety are very destructive, both psychologically and physically. People who worry constantly are at a greater risk of death when they become ill. According to the word of God, we worry when Jesus is not at the center of our lives. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is helped by worry.
In The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus actually dealt with the area of worry more than any other single area. When we worry, we don’t trust God to take care of us or help us. We worry about money because money comes first in our lives. When we worry, we are acting as unbelievers do. So, we must master worry and anxiety and begin to train our minds to think differently. Anxiety and worry are negative thoughts about the past and the future, and this will cause us to ruin the present.
So, how do we move forward and get free from worry? Firstly, we must recognize it as wrong. Secondly, we must repent for worrying and not trusting God. Then, we must renew our minds to think on things which are good, lovely, and true. All worry is based on lies and deception. So, it’s the truth, God’s word, that can set us free.
Let’s purpose to stop the worry and meditate on the truth.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 7:46 AM CDT
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