Our minds can be cluttered with so much worry.
worry about our health — “I’m not getting enough sleep.”
worry about our finances — “Will we have enough to pay the bills?”
worry about our house — “Our toilet is leaking again.”
worry about the sick — “My mother has to have another surgery.”
worry about our marriage — “We don’t really talk any more.”
worry about our children — “My kids are not doing well in school.”
worry about the effects of the past — “How did I accumulate so much debt?”
worry about the prospects of the future — “Will we have enough for retirement?”
We’re going to have some measure of concern for many things in our lives. Concern moves us to action and sacrifice. But when those concerns turn to futile worrying and fearful anxiety, we will lose so much more.
When circumstances are out of our control and we don’t trust God, we will worry.
When we get stuck in the mistakes of our past and become afraid of the future, we will worry.
When we don’t see the uncertainties of the future as something God securely holds in His hands, we will worry.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)
Look to The Lord, who can break the chains of worry. And be free!
For more on what the Bible says on worry, read Matthew 6:25-34.