Worry?!

Most people accepted worry as part of their being as they accept breathing and blinking as part of their existence.  But this is one of the most destructive habits. People worry about yesterday’s distress, today’s trials, and tomorrow’s ‘what if’s.’ This worry press every little drop of joy out of your life, evaporates peace, and set borders to your freedom!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat Worry is: Biblical Greek’s word for worry is ‘merimnao,’ which means “to be anxious, to be distracted” or “to have a divided mind”. Literally “to worry” is to divide your mind between that which is useful and worthwhile and that which is damaging and destructive. To worry zap your energy. Matthew 6:27 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

The word “worry” is translated in the Bible with many words and phrases, like, fretful; without peace; anxious; distracted; concerned; troubled; distressed; despair. Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”

The Content of Worry:

Worry is not inherited, neither a humorous habit, nor a justifiable excuse for prideful perfectionism. Worry is displeasing to God because its underlying nature is:

Disbelief: Worry reveals that you really don’t believe God when He says He will provide all that you need. Isaiah 58:11 “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Disobedience: Worry reveals that you are taking on personal responsibility and concern for that which God has already promised to provide. Matthew 6:25–31

Destruction: Worry destroys your physical body and can cause physical ailments, such as high blood pressure, heart trouble, headaches, stomach disorders, etc.. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

Dishonour: Worry shifts the focus of attention from the all sufficient power of Christ to your human insufficiency and insecurity. Ultimately, worry can undermine your Christian witness by presenting God as impotent and unworthy of praise. Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

It is God’s will that we should not WORRY, since God says, “Do not worry.”