No Worries

Worrying occurs when God is left out of the process.

Worry isn’t a verb; it’s an emotion. We know that, yet we act as if it isn’t true. We think that if we worry enough, our circumstances are going to change. We think we can worry things and events into existence. Doesn’t that sound silly? We ought to be embarrassed over how much faith we put in worry, and we need to wake up to the real problem. When we worry, we make a choice not to trust God. In effect, we tell God that He’s not interested in us or capable of helping us.

God has made it very clear that he is very interested in us and very capable of helping us. He may not help us instantly (which is part of the reason we skip past God and start to worry), but He will help us in His time. Give your cares to God, give your problems to God, and most of all, give your worries to God.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. 1 Peter 5:7

Posted on June 6, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for your post, but I can’t help thinking that it just isn’t that simple. If someone is in the process of worrying, saying ‘stop worrying’ doesn’t actually help, since they may not find it that easy to control. I am someone who is a committed Christian who has recently been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, a condition that involves worry that sometimes feels uncontrollable. This is no trivial condition and I’m sure that God has compassion with me as I seek to trust more in him and worry less. I don’t believe that I’m currently abiding him as I should, and hope that will be resolved in the future. But in the mean time I don’t think those of us who worry should be embarrassed about how much we do so. If you want to learn more about what it is like to be a woman of faith who is recovering from GAD you may wish to visit http://generalisedanxietydisorder.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/faith-and-anxiety-a-strange-mix/

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