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Monday, March 4, 2013

Why do we worry?

My youngest grandson will be going in for a routine surgery this morning and although it is going to take fifteen minutes and he will be back home by noon, this is killing me that he has to go through this pain to make things better in the future. This is no different than when we go through thing that we feel us unjust or unfair. As my earlier post demonstrated, we need to say, "We have only a fragment of the whole story".  This is also like my mother-in-law that just went through back surgery and things came out horrible but, We have only a fragment of the whole story.  I don't know why my mother-in-law is going what she is or more grandson is going through this a five years old. but I am not in charge and I don't know the whole plan because I am a simple spectator in life and in our weakness we need to relay in the Lord to take care of what is happening in our lives. 2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us that in in our weakness that we can relay on the Lord to take us through.
In all the truths we can read in God word, sometimes the carnal man pops up and we worry about things.  This is not biblical and we need to recognize, we have only a fragment of the whole story.
As such, sometimes we need to remember that worry is clearly addressed in God's word because it is a hurt that God would choose us to not go through.  However, the carnal man need to hear...

Worrying Accomplishes Absolutely Nothing.

I don't know about you, but I don't have any time to waste these days. And worrying is a waste of very precious time. Worrying won't help you solve a problem or bring about a solution, so why waste your time and energy on it?

Matthew 6:27-29
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

Worrying is Not Good for You.

Worrying is destructive to us in many ways. It becomes a mental burden that can even cause us to grow physically sick.

Proverbs 12:25

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.

The energy that we spend worrying can be put to much better use in prayer. Here's a little formula to remember: Worry replaced by Prayer equals Trust.

Matthew 6:30

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Philippians 4:6-7

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.

When we keep our eyes focused on God, we remember his love for us and we realize we truly have nothing to worry about. God has a wonderful plan for our lives, and part of that plan includes taking care of us. Even in the difficult times, when it seems like God doesn't care, we can put our trust in the Lord and focus on his kingdom. God will take care of our every need.

Matthew 6:25

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:31-33

So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

1 Peter 5:7

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Pulled from web article found here.