One of the defining sin of our culture is worry. Sometimes we called it anxiety, fear, or stressed out. There are many ways to deal with worry. We either distract ourselves with entertainment. Some seek counseling and more than ever people are using prescribed medicine. So I resort to alcohol or illegal drugs. To deal with worry.
There is a better way to deal with worry and fear. The Bible gives us a prescription for overcoming worry. Of course, it does. It’s healthy and it’s costs nothing just your time. In Matthew 6:25, Jesus commanded us not to worry about the needs of this life. Jesus said for reasons I say to you, do not be worried about your life as to what you will eat or drink, not for the body, as to what you will put on. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Worrying is nothing more than fear. Fear and trust are opposites. Trusting God is the antidote to fear and worry. In Matthew 6:30 Jesus put His finger on the root issue He said You of little faith, you can trust your Father. He will take care of you. When a person repents of their sin and puts their faith and trust in God. He becomes their Father. A Father takes care of his children. Get to know your Heavenly Father.
My life was never going so good, as it did before when I let God come into my life.
You can trust God because he has given us life. He feeds all living things. Look at the birds of the air, they do not plant, not harvest not gather into barns, and yet God feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they. How much more valuable are you than a bird. Jesus did not die on the cross for the birds. Jesus became one of us (a human being) to bear our sin on the cross.
Birds work hard, the average bird eats an eighth of their body weight every day. We must work hard also but ultimately God will provide for his people.
Jesus said: And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to their life? Jesus said that the Father has given us life. The Father sustains our lives and the Father determines the length of our lives.
I like Psalm 91. In verse 7 it says: A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. My religious beliefs teach me that I am as safe on the battlefield as I am on my bed. The Lord has already appointed the day of my death so I need not worry about that. I live my life and prepare myself so I will always be ready to meet my Lord when death does overtake me. I am confident that I will go to heaven. So when the time comes I know where I will go.