One of my favorite bible verses is Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
I love this verse because no matter who you are or what you are going through you just have to nod in agreement. It’s that crystal clear. There is no point in worrying today because there is so much more to come and our worry will only make things worse.
I used to be a top notch worrier.
I would worry about everything to the point that it would make me physically sick. Here’s the kicker though, the majority, if not everything I worried about were things which I had zero control over. I suppose that’s what worry is all about. Once I grasped the concept of Matthew 6:34 and used it with Psalms 55:22 (NIV), “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken,” I was freed from my shackles of worry. I had awoken to the fact that God has got it under control. After all, He orchestrated it all.
Everything we have been through, everything we are going to go through and everything we will go through has got His hand on it. We need to let go and trust that God has our back. The only place we’ll find ourselves if we let worry consume us is in bed with a migraine and worst of all telling our Heavenly Father that we don’t trust Him or need Him.
If our Father has our whole heart and we ask Him to take on our burdens, He will. It really is that simple and there is true physical relief that comes from doing this. It feels as though you are taking a breath for the first time. A sense of calm and lightness will overcome you and right at that moment know that you have pleased your Father. He has waited on you to come to Him for so long.
God wants us to kick worry to the curb, give Him all of the burdens which cause us to worry and for us to know that He will get us through.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
He wouldn’t ask this of us if He couldn’t deliver. Trust in Him. Go to Him today.