My husband used to tell me that he was going to have my "motto" framed and given to me. What "motto" I would ask. Then he would say,
Don't just sit there...worry!
Well, that is not a proud memory. Because I really did worry... all the time. "What might happen if... What could happen if... How will something work out? Will things work out?" You get the picture!
Worry is rooted in fear. Fear and Faith do not usually co-exist. God began to teach me that my worry was my NOT trusting Him. OUCH! After all, I am a Christian. Of course, I trust Him. But did I really?
I learned that salvation faith is not an automatic daily faith. What I mean is that I realized I trusted Jesus with my soul for eternity, but I had not trusted Him with my daily needs. You know, "...take up your cross daily..."
Not to say that I never worry anymore, but it is NOT my motto. I have learned that God is in control so I don't have to be - and I'm not, even if I think I am, right? I know there are some of you that know exactly what I mean!
Not only is worry not trusting our Faithful Father, but it steals our joy from today. Worry does not change anything AND most of what we worry about never happens.
[ The Cure for Anxiety ] “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? ... Matthew 6:25-34