Matthew 6:25 (AMP)
25 “Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life,
Philippians 4:6 (AMP)
6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything,
We are living in a season where so many things are happening and a lot is still uncertain. A few months ago as we were declaring happy new year, no one had any idea what was about to hit the globe. With the corona virus pandemic, people have died, lost jobs, been separated from family, placed into quarantine and the list is endless. In the mean time the numbers of those being infected continues to rise with no cure in sight.
A good and legit reason for us to worry and many of us are. But even in this situation, the bible tells us not to worry, in fact Jesus commanded us to STOP being worried or anxious. Worry never got anything accomplished; all it does is hold its host captive so that you are not able to do anything else.
The root word from which the word worry is derived from means “to strangle” and when you really think about it, that is what worry does to you. When you accommodate worry it holds you hostage and begins to slowly strangle life out of you. It kills your joy and faith. You become miserable negative and the bearer of negative news.
Accommodating worry and anxiety in your life is to open up a door for other things like strife, stress, ulcers and even pain to be a part of your life. Depression and other physical ailments begin to develop in our life when we accommodate worry. No wonder Jesus told us to STOP being worried.
Worry and anxiety are an inside job; they spring out of wrong thinking about people and circumstances. In fact someone said that worry and anxiety is faith in the negative. It believes that every bad and evil thing that could happen will happen and there is nothing you can do about it. To worry is to believe that God is not concerned about you and He will not or does not have the capacity to help you. Whereas faith causes us to believe that all things will work together for our good, worry and anxiety believe that all things will work together for your downfall.
Worry is a sign that you do not know God and you do not believe His word.
Are you worried today? Has anxiety taken you hostage? Jesus says DO NOT WORRY! He is looking out for you, trust Him!
What are some of the things that cause you to worry?
Why do these things cause you to worry?
What does that say about your faith in God and his word?