In this Christian daily devotion we'll look at a topic that is literally crippling the fabric of the world today. This one problem has the capacity to destroy your life and bring you more trouble than you can imagine. The issue that I am referring to is worry.
Worry is one of the biggest culprits of unhappiness in all of the world. Adults worry about how they'll pay the bills. Seniors worry about how they will be able to retire. Kids worry about their report card or impressing someone of the opposite sex.
The media has made a profession out of breeding worry and fear. Headlines will read "War Looming", "Gas Prices to Reach $5/Gallon", etc. While they may be basing their opinions on factual evidence, they are nothing more than that...opinions.
Not a single good can be accomplished by worry. In fact, worry only tends to perpetuate the problem that it aims to eradicate. It gets you more in tune with the problem than the solution.
What did the greatest Teacher to ever walk the Earth have to say about worrying? Well let's take a look.
In Matthew 6:27-29 Jesus said,"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
Wow. More powerful words were never spoken on the subject. If Jesus said this, what right do we have to worry?
Aren't we more important than lilies of the field? Of course we are! If Jesus said that they will always be taken care of, do you think that you'll ever be in need?
It's safe to say that Jesus was strongly against the practice of worrying. If you are in the habit of doing so, it is paramount that you stop immediately.
From time to time, we've all worried about something. Some people actually seem to enjoy it! However, if we'll actually consider what we're doing, we'll see that it is pointless. Have you ever actually helped yourself by worrying about something? In fact, I'd be willing to bet that whatever you worried about turned out just like you thought.
Next time you find yourself worried about a problem, stop yourself. Concentrate on what you want, not what you're lacking and ask God for it. Then have complete faith that it is on its way to you.
While habits can be difficult to break, the practice of going through Christian daily devotions can help.
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