Well, last night I was robbed of my sleep by anxiety again. I am tired of the unknown future prevent me from having dreams of being on a cruise or being on a date, or even window shopping. I am not cut out for this anxious living, I once was a free-spirit -a take chances- do the opposite of what everyone wanted me to do and now I feel so constrained, paralyzed with movement. Something about praying when you don’t know what to do, where to turn, or how things are going to work out gives a small peace of mind. Holding God accountable for the promises he made to you. “Come to me all you who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Worry Benefits No One
Jesus taught that worry is futile. It produces no fruit. There’s absolutely nothing that comes from it. Worrying would make sense if it was productive. But it isn’t. Worrying about a situation doesn’t prevent it from happening. Yet, we engage in it often instead of making the choice not to. (We’ll talk more on Day 3 about how to overcome this unprofitable cycle.)
Worry Is Unnecessary
Jesus told us in Matthew 6 that the birds in the air and the flowers in the field are provided for. And they’re just birds and flowers! How much more does He care for us? An immense amount! He cares for us more than He cares for other created things. He didn’t die on the cross for them—He died for us! So, if they’re provided for, won’t we be?
Worry Exposes Our Devotion
Whether we worry about money, people, or careers, if we spend our time worrying, that’s what we are devoted to. We should devote ourselves to the people whom God has put in our lives and do the best in the jobs we’ve been given. But according to Matthew 6, we are to seek the Kingdom of God first and then, everything will be added to us.
There are times in our lives when we have some legitimate concerns about where things are headed either for us or those we love. The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:19 that God “ … will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (ESV)
God’s provision doesn’t mean we’ll get everything we want or even everything we may think we need. In fact, Paul wrote Philippians 4:19 from prison! Yet, he still recognized that all of his spiritual needs were met in Christ. The same is true for us: when we abide in Him, we’ll have everything we need.
If you feel stuck in this pattern of worry,
- What do you typically worry about? (relationships, career, health, etc.)
- What negative effects has worrying caused you?
I know what’s causing my worry of anxiety which is basically health, career, moving, life, COVID-19
The negative effects is that it is robbing me of my sleep which I love .. well it’s not stopping my naps but it is stopping and taking away my 5-7 hours of good nights. But I believe if I got those good nights my naps would not be so many.
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