Worry comes naturally to us but as Christians we are aware that we should not worry. So how do we become worry-free? The fact is, the majority of our worries either don’t materialise or are resolved, and we shouldn’t worry about the things we can’t control anyhow.
We must entrust the only One Who is able to handle the situations we are powerless to change. Only God can do all that He can once we have exhausted our options. Trust God and put your trust in His control and timing. God always takes His time, and His timing is always optimal. The Devil is constantly rushing. Worrying only makes things worse and, at worst, has little effect other than to make our lives more stressful. Health problems, stress in daily life, strained relationships, and loss of confidence in God can all be brought on by worry. Worry has no positive effects.
Can you picture one of your kids approaching you and expressing concern about whether the family will be able to afford groceries this month or whether the energy bill will be paid? No child naturally checks their parent’s bank account to see if there’s enough money in there to get by, but that’s what we tend to do when we worry about finances or health issues or anything else that we have no control over.
All of our wants are met by the merciful God who created us. What makes us believe that our perfect heavenly Father won’t provide for His own children and in a much better way than our worldly fathers and mothers did for us? Who is more abundant than God?