Does Worry Help?
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Matthew 22:28
Worry can cause elevated blood pressure, a weakened immune system, clinical depression, reduced ability to form new memories, and an inability to focus and concentrate. Worry basically handicaps us both physically and mentally, making it more difficult to get through life.
Worry does nothing good for us, but prayer and walking in Godly wisdom helps us tremendously. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”(Matthew 19:26). Knowing all things are possible for God, and knowing heaven is our home, can greatly reduce our worry. The more faith we have, the less fear and worry we have.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). The Lord tells us to be anxious for nothing, to worry for nothing, but to come to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving. Worry only makes our situation worse, negatively affecting our health and cognitive abilities, while trusting the Lord and walking in confidence and peace can actually increase our health and cognitive abilities.
The more difficult life becomes the more we seek the Lord for his help, strength, wisdom, and guidance. Pray for miracles from God and walk in obedience to his will, serving him and overcoming the difficulty through his guidance. Put everything in the Lord’s hands and walk confidently in his divine will. This is the faith that pleases God. If we continue to worry we are telling God that we don’t really trust him.
If you find yourself worrying, reveal your fears and emotions in prayer and ask for strength and guidance. Christians overcome through prayer, reading scripture, and fellowship with our Christian brothers and sisters, and worry almost always disappears. When we serve others with a caring heart, it takes the focus from ourselves and places it on God and others. The more we focus on self the more we magnify the problem and the more we worry.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). Don’t worry but trust the Lord in all things because he loves you and cares for you perfectly, and you are in his divine family. God takes care of his family, now and for eternity.
Today, trust the Lord and go to him in prayer whenever Satan attacks you with worry. Put your faith in our all loving, all powerful, sovereign God. Refuse to worry but trust God and remember, all things are possible for God.
Let’s Pray: Lord, keep me from worrying and help me to put all my faith in you. Let the Spirit guide me in wisdom and service to you. Thank you for your love and for being my perfect heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen