Worrying is simply defined as “a complete waste of time” ( Well that’s my definition not oxfords), it is simply fear in disguise. Worrying is not from God, it consumes energy, it makes you loose focus, gets you stressed out, makes you very unhappy and that leads to you just being sad all the time and TBH (to be honest) people wont want to be around you. God wants us to look to him and not be overwhelmed, he wants us to trust him completely and trust requires us to surrender to him.
Proverbs 3 vs 5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
This is one of the many things i struggle with in my mind, and i constantly have to remind myself not to worry, i have amazing people around me that remind me not to worry. I worry about whats to come, i worry when i should just be happy but i cannot seem to enjoy myself when everything is okay because i am thinking about the next problem that is going to come my way. And in that moment i find it hard to pray and be still and i am overwhelmed with fear, the truth is you cannot pray and worry at the same time. I often say to myself this is not the way to live life, constant nightmare just because of worry (ing) can you imagine, Ecclesiastes 5 vs 3:The more you worry, the more likely you are to have bad dreams, and the more you talk, the more likely you are to say something foolish. Best believe that it is true i always have horrible nightmares when i am stressed, and i just say nonsense.
Jesus said “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life” Matthew 6 vs 25-27, this scripture really encourages me when i read it, because God would never lie and since He has said do not worry about life then i guess i should not instead i should do what Paul said: Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Honestly when i think back to the times where i actually cast all my care to God, all i can say is that “He turned it” literally the minute i changed my attitude about the circumstance, and i realized that i was looking at how big the problem/situation is/was and not how mighty the God i serve is. But that’s the trick isn’t it, the enemy wants you to focus on the problem because he knows that if you focus on God you would not worry at all. For some of us we need to give God a chance, for the sake of sanity (lol) we need to believe in Him, the bible actually says worrying is for those who do not believe in God ” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” Matthew 6 vs 32-33.
So let us spend more time praying than worrying, and its okay not to be okay but always encourage yourself in Gods word, renew your mind daily. Its not everyday worrying tho, sometimes keep calm and trust God.
Lots of Love