Why worry?


Just like many of you, I worry about tomorrow. I worry about my future, my kid’s future; there is always something that causes any number of us to worry. But sometimes our worry is unnecessary. Other times it’s out of genuine fear of what might or might not happen. Either way, worrying is an unwelcome burden we take unto ourselves.

As Christians, we shouldn’t worry so much. In fact, we should cut worry out of our lives. Instead, we should pray, and do what Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). The writer of 1 Peter 5:7 said: “Cast all your anxiety on Him (Jesus), because He cares for you.” Also, the Psalmist David said this: “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain thee. He will never let the righteous be move, (Psalm 55:22).

My late grandmother thought me how not to worry about things I cannot control. A long time ago she noticed that I was beside myself. She asked me what was wrong. I told her that I feared I did not do well in my grade nine achievement exams. She looked me in the eyes and said, “Too late! Worry won’t change what you wrote on your exams.” That was good advice, but I do not always use it for my benefit.

Indeed! Worry never made a wrong decision right. It never changed the course of a hurricane, and it never stopped a financial disaster. But it can wreak havoc on one’s health. Why waste precious time worry?

4 comments

  1. This post reminded me of something Mother Teresa said. “If God wills it, it will be, if He does not, it will not. It is just as simple as that.”

    When I begin to worry about things I always go to her statement. It gives me such peace to know indeed if “God wills it, it will be, if He does not, it won’t.”

    I realize there is truly no sense in worrying about anything, because more than “anything” I want God’s will in my life. I have found “worrying” about things is because I want my “own will.” I also realized my “own will” creates “fear” in me!!!!! When I trust in “God’s will,” it does not!

    Great post as usual dear friend. Thanks for making me think. You and yours have a great weekend. Love to you all and God Bless, SR

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    1. Hello SR! Thanks for your edifying comment. Worrying seems to be a part of life. But it shouldn’t be. Nothing good ever came from worrying. Therefore, worrying is a waste of time and energy. SR, Mother Teresa was absolutely correct. “If God wills it, it will be, if He does not, it will not.”

      May God bless and keep you safely, my friend. You are a tower of strength. Have a joyous weekend.

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