“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Luke 12:25)
Don’t just pass by that verse, really— stop and answer it? Can they?
Consider for a moment how dishonoring worry is to God. With our lips we say, ‘I trust you” but in our hearts we often prove we don’t. We allow our thoughts to be consumed with what we can’t control– our kids, our husbands, work scenarios, finances, family situations, politics, and the list could go on. I’ve heard a few Christian ladies say– “I’m predisposed to be a worrier.” Hmmmm. You know, you are– as you BELIEVE you are.
Nobody who is in Christ is more predisposed to worry or anxiety. We all struggle with worry at times; it’s a part of our human condition. Just look at the Israelites, recently delivered from Egypt with God’s might hand and miracles– and still they worried about something as simple as food. If you worry, it simply means you have a pulse.
Worry at it’s root is simply lack of trust in the Sovereignty of God. We disguise and excuse how acceptable it is– but the below passage is clearly the antidote to our excuses.
“These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. ” (vs 31)
Something to think about this week.