Welcome back guys and happy Thursday! Remember last week, the two challenges I gave you guys? That was to connect the two posts, since it is on worrying! The questions were:
Rather than worrying, remember the verse that says, “CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETIES ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU” 1 Peter 5:7
Do not be afraid from day to day! BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS WHEREVER YOU GO! Because GOD is with you! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
So today we are going to talk all about number 2! Why, because we spent four weeks on the first question. However, I promise it won’t be as long. Hopefully only a post or two depending on how crazy I want to get!
So since we are going to talk about worrying, I’ll be honest. Worrying is definitely a down fall! I just began reading a phenomenal book by Louie Giglio called “Goliath Must Fall.” This book is absolutely amazing, but it definitely puts you on the spot! By asking you what your “Giants” are. One of my giants, is worrying. I am a worry wart 100%. I have been improving a lot overtime, but it takes work. I have an accountability partner who typically will text me before I go to bed, not to worry. This is because typically at night I start to worry about the smallest things, and they can keep me up. Worrying is something I know a lot of people have to work on, and together we can learn to trust our Savior instead of worry.
So we are going to start as usual by looking to some scripripture. This is a big idea, so I am going to have to make this a multi-week post again. We are going to start in Matthew 6:25-27,
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
We all tend to worry about either what’s going to happen or not happen, and sitting around worrying about things will only makes us miss out on life. For most of us, some of the things we worry about are so small and unimportant that if we were to say them out loud to others, some might snicker.
The last verse. DANG! That one hits the spot, and when I read it I thought “Okay, Just @ me next time!”
Honestly, it makes me feel like worrying is so stupid. The verse couldn’t be more accurate, worrying doesn’t add time to your life. If it does anything, it takes away your time, just like wanting does!
Ready for a crazy deep question?
When we worry does it mean that we think God doesn’t care for us?
Dang, when I thought of that question it was definitely a gut punch! I felt that one! But it is true,worrying is kind of like us living as if we don’t have Faith in the fact God has our back and He is going to protect us.
I know we all have something to worry about, rather it be friends, grades, jobs, money or anything else. When we look in depth, and really think about it, our problems are so small in the bigger picture of God’s plan! But it seems like a problem in the moment, so we focus on it. Trust me, I can relate to worrying about small things because I do it all the time.
In the past, I have worried about losing certain friendships, and in the moment it was a HUGE deal. It was all I fixated on, and it began to stress me out!
I saw this idea somewhere: “When we worry, doesn’t it seem like we are saying to Jesus, “Hey Jesus, I know You said You’d be there for me no matter what, but I’m not sure that I believe you. I know You’re supposed to be enough for me, but I’m not sure that you are.””
That’s crazy talk!
I’ll wrap it up here! I hope you all have a great rest of your week! Next week we are going to pick up in Matthew 22:28-34. Be sure to check back!
Remember as you go about your days, Rather than worrying this week, I want you to remember 1 Peter 5:7 which says, “CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETIES ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU”