- Can I do it?
- Am I good enough?
- Do people really like me?
- What if I fail?
Jesus said, “Which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” Jesus went on to say that this type of worry and anxiety was exactly the opposite of what His followers should be doing: “People who don’t know God and the way He works fuss over these things.”
Instead, Jesus said, we are to turn our focus on Him: “Your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.” (see Luke 12:22-31)
Instead of worrying … pray!
My friend Josh Schram said,
“When we worry, we communicate to God that we don’t really trust Him to take care of us.”
You might be saying, “If I’m supposed to pray every time I worry about something, I’d be praying all the time!” You know what? That’s actually a good thing because it’s exactly what the Bible instructs us to do—
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17)
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. (Philippians 4:6)
“We have the power to turn our…
- anxiety into prayer
- worry into worship
- struggles and trials into testimonies.” (Josh Schram)
Are you using that power God has given you? Don’t let worry cause you to feel overwhelmed. Keep turning your worries over to God again and again and again and again….