Do You Worry?
Whatever we worry about the most reveals what we value the most. For example, if we worry about our kid's safety, it's because we value our kids. If you're single and you worry that you will never marry, it's because you value marriage. And, if you worry about losing your job, it’s because you value being employed. What we worry about the most reveals what we value the most. At the same time, what we worry about the most reveals where we trust God the least. Worry, I've found, is nothing more than questioning the character and faithfulness of God. We don’t think that God is big enough to handle our small problems.
Has God been faithful to you in the past? Has God revealed his consistent character to you in different seasons of your life? Do you find yourself worrying about things that never happen? If so, take Paul’s advice to heart from Philippians:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (4:4-7).
Join me this Sunday for a new perspective on worry.