Worry Has Never Solved A Single Problem
It seems that this is the “worry generation.” Worry is common with all people. Poor folks worry, but so do the rich. Old folks worry, but so do young people. The world worries, but so do Christians. We worry about all sorts of things. We worry about how to get money. We worry about how to keep it. We worry about things we do not have. We worry about things that we do have. Some worry about overweight pounds and some worry about underweight pounds. We worry about what we have said, and we worry about what we should have said. We worry about what we have done. We worry about what we have failed to do. We worry about our health. We worry about our families. We worry about our children. Some worry because they are married, and some worry because they are not married. Some worry about the future and some worry about the past. Some worry because worry has become their way of life.
Worry is utterly useless. It is like a rocking chair. It will keep you busy, but it does not take you anywhere. We may do many useless things, but we can never do anything more absolutely useless than to worry. Worry will not solve any problems, aches, or pains. Worry has never done the slightest good in any direction. Worry has never lifted a single burden. has Worry never solved a single problem. Worry has never dried a single tear. Worry has never mended a broken heart. Worry does bring harm to your mind, heart, and body. Worry only increases your worry with more worry.
The Cure for Worry. “Be careful for nothing (don’t worry); but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). First, pray about it, then give it to the Lord. Trust the Lord and let His peace rule in your heart and mind in all circumstances. It is not what happens to you, but what happens in you that is important. God may not still your storm, but He can still you in your storm. Everyone has problems, so why should you be the exception? If you cannot change it, then accept it and get on with your life. Give it to the Lord and trust Him to work things together for good.
Don’t let worry control you – Let the Lord control you