Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God. -- Colossians 4:2 (NCV)
Two words summarize Christ's opinion of worry: irrelevant and irreverent.
"Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not" (Matt. 6:27 NLT). Worry is irrelevant. It alters nothing. When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it? Imagine someone saying, "I got behind in my bills, so I resolved to worry my way out of debt. And, you know it worked! A few sleepless nights, a day of puking and hand wringing. I yelled at my kids and took some pills, and - glory to worry - money appeared on my desk."
It doesn't happen! Worry changes nothing. You don't add one day to your life or one bit of life to your day by worrying. Your anxiety earns you heartburn, nothing more...
Ninety-two percent of our worries are needless! Not only is worry irrelevant, doing nothing; worry is irreverent, distrusting God. Even if God wants to bless us, worry prevents Him from working in our lives. Stop worrying and let God help you solve your problems and meet your needs.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Father God, You called me prince and I act like a beggar when I worry. I do not allow myself to all the riches that You have blessed me with by worrying. Help me Father to trust in You and by your Spirit I may receive all my needs and open every door to my prosperity. I thank You Father in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Matt. 6:26-32 [RSV]
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?
28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;
29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
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