Sunday, July 7, 2013

Why Worry?

Recently, I have been reading two books by Max Lucado, Everyday Deserves a Chance and Come Thirsty.  In both books, it talks about worrying.  I think this is a topic that is relevant to most peoples lives, mine especially.  I tend to worry a little too much.  I worry about my grades in my college classes, the health of family members, and about the salvation of those that I love.  But should we really worry?

According to Max Lucado, "Worry is an option, not an assignment" (Come Thirsty, 2004, pg. 106).  Matthew 6 states that God cares even for the lilies so why would he not care about us.  We should instead trust in his power and trust in the fact that He cares about us deeply.  We should cast all our cares on Him as it says in 1 Peter 5:7.  According to 1 Timothy 6:15, God is the controller of all things.  He has control over your life; He will take care of you and everything that you are worried about.

Worry never solves problems.  Worry just makes things worse.  It effects your health, your attitude in life, and your relationship with God.  If you worry all the time, you have no time to be thankful for all that God has given you.  Max Lucado suggests that instead of worrying you should look into the past and look at what God has already done for you.  Once you do that, there is no way that you can worry that He will not do what is best for you today (Come Thirsty, pg. 104-105).

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