Why Do We Worry?
This is exciting! Coming down the “home stretch” for the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July–here’s post #26!
Worrying does nothing positive for us; it can even make us physically, emotionally, and mentally ill.
It doesn’t do much for us spiritually, either, since God tells us NOT to worry because the act of worrying isn’t going to change anything and it indicates a lack of trust.
Yet we still often waste time, effort, and energy worrying about things as if by worrying we can initiate changes. It takes a conscious effort and commitment to trust God instead of worrying and exhausting ourselves or opening the door to fear that what we worry about will happen.
“When Jesus instructed us not to worry about tomorrow, He was saying that we should deal with life one day at a time. He gives us the strength we need as we need it.
When we take that strength He gives us and apply it to worry instead of action, we rob ourselves of the blessings God intended for us to have today–not tomorrow or the next, but today.
We miss out on good things because we worry about bad things that may not even come to be! Don’t waste precious time with worry.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional” [Day July 26]
In spite of all we know about the negative effects of worrying…we still tend to do it! Imagine how much happier and healthier we would be, and how much more energy we would have, if we could kick the “worrying” habit?
What is your perspective on worrying? Do you struggle with it or have you learned how to kick the habit?