“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
– Matthew 6:25-27
Worry does not make you escape your trouble; it only makes you unfit to deal with it when it comes. Think about that for a second. How often have you worried about something, only to find that by the time it came around to deal with the situation you were either, a. unprepared for it, or b. it was not as bad as you thought it was. We waste a lot of time worrying about things that we really don’t need to, things that will work themselves out or that God already has under control.
When we trust God, we gain confidence. When we gain confidence, then we believe the Word when it says, in Isaiah 40:31, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” It sounds pretty exciting to me that I could live a life that is not bound by the ups and downs of worry and anxiety. The freedom to soar above it all only comes when we give it all over to God. Let Go and Let God!
Psalm 144:1 says, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” We are all in training, and worry is a tactic the enemy uses to make sure we do not have the time or the energy to be trained up for the war against sin and death. We need to get on board with God’s battle plan and stop letting worry and anxiety dictate our lives.
What are you worrying about right now?
You have the authority to cast down those imaginations in Jesus’ name, so say this prayer: Dear God, I thank you that You care about every little thing in my life – all the way up to the big things in my life. You care about my parking spots, about my job, about my family, and about my health. You do not leave any detail unattended to. I trust You God with the above situation and I cast out worry and anxiety in Jesus’ name. I recognize that it holds me back and I am ready to be trained up for battle! Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Believing with you,