A Lesson On Worry
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:6-7
“Although many would disagree, worry is sin. Worry is not part of our personality; it is not something to be excused because “everybody does it”. From God’s perspective worry is sin. But in order to clarify this we must learn the difference between worry and concern."
It is certainly right to be concerned about things and situations that are your responsibility and over which you exercise control. God expects us to be responsible, and to make sure that we follow through on what is ours to do. But worry is concerning yourself about things over which you have no control. Worry is allowing care and concern to escalate beyond the realm of responsibility and into a realm of which you have no control – God’s realm. And that kind of concern, which is worry, is sin.
When we worry, we deny the faithfulness of God whether through our thoughts and/or actions, and that is why worry is a sin.
Whatever you are concerned or find yourself “worried” about, remind yourself that this life is temporary. Ask God today to give you an eternal perspective; that you will not allow temporary situations to rob you of the joy and peace that only comes with a life totally surrendered unto God.
Gold bless you sisters and have a wonderful week!