Not To Worry
“Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matthew 6 v 25)
Reasons Not To Worry
1. The same God who created life in you can be trusted with the details of your life.
2. Worrying about the future hampers your efforts for today.
3. Worrying is more harmful than helpful.
4. God does not ignore those who depend on Him.
5. Worry shows a lack of faith and understanding of God.
6. There are real challenges God wants us to pursue, and worrying keeps us from them.
7. Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry.
Planning for tomorrow is time well spent; worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. There is a difference between worry and genuine concern – worry immobilizes, but concern moves you to action. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Careful planning is thinking ahead about goals, steps and schedules, and trusting in God’s guidance. When done well, planning can help alleviate worry.
1. Damage your health.
2. Cause the object of your worry to consume your thoughts.
3. Disrupt your productivity.
4. Negatively affect the way you treat others.
5. Reduce your ability to trust in God.
Because of the ill effects of worry, Jesus Christ tells us to ‘take no thought’ about those needs that God promises to supply. When you worry, you will easily be consumed by fear and find it difficult to trust God. The worrier lets his/her plans interfere with his/her relationship with God. Do not let worries about tomorrow affect your relationship with God today!