It is so easy to fall into worry. And there is no shortage of subject matter to worry about, especially in trying times like these. People worry about dying, about living, about money, about what to eat and wear, about children that are gradually getting out of control, about partners that are slowly and surely drifting away, about so many things. Jesus knew how much of a problem this was to humanity, and He addressed it in His Sermon on the Mount.
“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing?”
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25, 34. (AMP)
Worrying about an issue does nothing to solve the problem. It’s as good as hitting your head against a concrete wall that stands in your way. Unless you’re so directed to bring down the wall that way, It is more likely that you will be incapacitated before the wall even thinks about cracking. Worry achieves nothing.
Furthermore, reading Matthew 6:25-34 (especially in context of the previous verse, i.e verse 24), it is implied that worrying over material and ephemeral wants signifies that our heart is not in the right place. God has promised to provide for our every need so far the needs of the Kingdom are our top priority, and our lives are lived how God wants it to be lived. Choosing to live in worry means that we do not take God by His word, it means we are not living by Faith, it means our lives can not please God.
Of course, “Don’t worry!!” is easier said (or sang) than done. Still, we have to do it because it is not God’s will for us to be dominated by worry. Instead of worrying about it, pray about it.
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. Philippians 4:6 (AMP)
Don’t let worry take the place of God in your life.