1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. - 1 Peter 3:3,4

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Worries of Worrying!

Why do we worry? Does it change what will happen or what has already happened? Does it make us feel good? Do you like to worry? I'm assuming your answer to these questions is no.

What is worrying good for? It just gets all our emotions tangled up inside and takes our focus off what is Good! Matthew 6 says that worrying won't add a cubit to our stature, so why do it? It goes on to say in verse 34 that God doesn't forget to feed the birds of the air, so what makes us think, even for a second!, that our Father will forget about us. Worrying about a situation does NOT change the outcome. Anna Monnar said, “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”  


The Bible talks a lot about worrying. A little article in mine says worry paralyses our active faith - and it's TRUE! It continues... Worry is always wrong, When you worry you assume responsibility for things you were never intended to handle. Jesus repeatedly taught: "Do not worry", even about the basic essentials in life (Matt.6:25-34). Worrying divides your mind between useful and hurtful thinking. Worrying does not change anything (Matt. 6:27) except draw your focus away from God and His faithfulness and righteousness to concerns about the things of life, such as possessions and material goods (Matt. 6:31). Worrying is a choking, harmful emotion that saps your energy and elevates human strength and ingenuity about God;s strength and His purposeful plan. 

A few quotes from famous leaders and authors:

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” 

― Leo Buscaglia


“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” 

― Mark Twain 


“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” 

― Corrie ten Boom  

Try not to worry about what today will bring. Instead, keep your full focus on the God that has always provided for you and enjoy His presence in the day He has given you.


God bless and keep in the Faith!
~ Taleisha

3 comments:

  1. So very true... I know with being graduated and not knowing what my future holds and so its really easy to worry but it doestnt help and only makes it more stressful. Stop worrying and trust God :D

    Blessings,
    Meggie

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  2. When you posted this I though "Yeah, that's good, but I don't really struggle that much with worry" But I was very wrong! Last night I was up most of the night with a cold, so I had lots of time to worry. What will my life bring? Where will I work? What will I do? How will I ever make a living if I don't go to collage? How will I ever survive if I do go?
    Yes, worry grips me too. What a wonderful privilege to be able to lay my head on Jesus chest and whisper to him my burdens, and even have them all taken away by the loving Father's hand!
    I love that quote from Corrie ten Boom! Thanks for posting!
    Payton

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