Not Your Responsibility

You have enough to do without taking on worry.

Proverbs 12:25 – Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Can’t concentrate? Heart beating too fast? Feeling irritable? What about fatigue and headaches? These and many more are the physical effects of worrying. Maybe negative thoughts overwhelm you, you are getting addicted to anything from the news channels to too much fast food, you can’t cope with daily routines, and your moods swing from high to low without cause.  Those could stem from worry’s psychological effects.  Worries carry with them spiritual consequences also. God seems far away. You doubt that He cares. Picking up your Bible is almost too hard.

Whether your worries are about yesterday, tomorrow, or today, worry is assuming the responsibility for something you have no control over. For if you had the control, you would surely do something about it. Jesus said that worry won’t add a single hour to your life.  It is an exercise in futility and is a playground for the devil who wants you to stop trusting in God.

Your future…indeed, the future of all of God’s creation…is in His hands. Be assured of this. Then “may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13) – the very antithesis of worry.

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, how I thank You that Jesus taught His disciples to take a look around at Your glorious creation and see how You care for it…the birds, the lilies, followed by the question, “Why are you anxious?” I place my trust in You again today, and every morning as I rise and before I take to my bed at night. It is a commitment I must make; and You have given me the assurance that You are the blessed controller of all things. Keep me grounded in my hope for the future, for it, too, is in Your hands


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