It’s Hard Not To Worry
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…………..” Matthew 6:25, NKJV
In our scripture for today, Jesus gives us the command; “Do not worry about your life”. For most human beings, that is easier said than done. Even more for most Christians, that is easier said than done.
We worry about a vast array of things in our life. We worry about our children and grandchildren. We worry about our finances and our health. We worry about our jobs and the economy. We worry about our church and our friends.
Sometimes we are made to feel guilty if we worry and many of us know we are not supposed to worry but we would all admit that there are times that we do worry about certain issues that are really important to us.
But why do we worry? Is there some flaw in our Christianity? Are we being unfaithful to Christ when we worry? There may be as many reasons as to why we worry as there are things that we do worry about in our life.
We usually worry because we are deeply concerned about someone or something in our life. I don’t think that makes us a weak Christian or an unfaithful Christian, I think that just means we are human. The old cliché, “Just turn it over to God”, though appropriate at the time, needs some deep faith roots to make it work. The immature Christian will find it very difficult to just “let go and let God”.
The devil sees our worry as a door by which he can further attack our faith. That’s why it is so important for the Christian to close that door as much as he or she can. We close that door with our faith and with a determination to trust God, not our feelings, with all things in our life.
The devil is the author of guilt, so don’t let him fill you with guilt whenever you worry about someone or something in your life. Use that “worry” moment to exercise your faith with this quote: “With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible”, Matthew 19:26, NKJV.