Recently I drove past a church that had the following message out front on their sign:
If you worry, then you are not sure God will get it right.
That truth really hit home with me, as I have struggled with worry for most of my life, even as a child.
I believe that many of us could stand to meditate on this church’s message. After all, if we trust God, we really have no need to worry or feel anxious.
There are many verses in the Bible that assure us God is taking care of everything in our lives. One of the best known and often quoted verses is found in Romans:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.Rom. 8:28
Here we find that God is working ALL things out—not some, or even most things, but everything—for our good. Every trial, every circumstance falls under His control. There is nothing that He does not use for our eventual good when we seek to serve Him.
Another verse we can rely on when we’re tempted to worry is found in Philippians:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Phil. 4:6-7
God actually commands us not to worry. Do you think He would tell us to do something that is impossible to do?
If you’re one of the people who says, “Well, I’m just a born worrier. I can’t not worry,” then you need to focus on these verses in Philippians and make them an integral part of your everyday life.
Remember that God has everything under control and there’s nothing that catches Him by surprise.
Besides, even if you do worry, most of the things you worry about you can’t change anyway. Just leave it up to God to take care of.
Pray and listen to His instruction. He’ll speak to you through the Holy Spirit in a still, small voice, giving you direction in your life as you focus on Him.
In Luke, once again we’re told not to worry, as God will surely take care of us, just as He does the birds:
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on… Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!Luke 12:22,24
Mankind is God’s most prized creation; He even sacrificed His son for our salvation! He will surely take care of all our needs if we will only trust Him.
So, don’t worry. God is more than able to handle anything that’s going on in your life. Just give Him all your cares and focus on serving Him each day.