Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What's On Your Mind '09 - Why Worry?

This week's topic is the subject of worry over at Shane's Heart Reflections.

When I was a very little girl, my grandpa's nickname for me was "Worrywart." I was very inquisitive and asked millions of questions, so I think really the reason he called me Worrywart was because I kept worrying him! However, he did have a worrywart to deal with, and that was my granny.

She worried about all kinds of things and about everybody. She had a large extended family and also knew everyone in her little village and all the surrounding communities; therefore, there was plenty of things to worry about! Now to give her credit, the reason she worried about all these people is that she really and truly cared about each one. She loved everyone and everyone loved her!

How many times I heard her say, "oh, I couldn't sleep a wink last night for worrying about ___________. I prayed all night long for (whoever it was)." I guess all that worrying did help her become a prayer warrior.

I don't think, though, that God intends us to be worriers. I base that belief on two scriptures:

... "I came that they may have and enjoy life,
and have it in abundance (to the full, till it
overflows)." John 10:10 AMP

How can you enjoy life if you're consumed with worry?


"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties,

all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him,

for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you


1Peter 5:7 AMP

If you dwell on this scripture and meditate on it, pretty soon I have a feeling that worry will be less of a problem for you.

Why worry? The God of the universe cares about you!

Ooh, that reminds me of another scripture:

"And we know that all things work together for good

to those who love God, to those who are the called

according to His purpose."

Romans 8:28

If you truly believe that everything will work out for good, why worry?


heartreflections said...

I love the visual of "casting your cares" on Christ. I want to do more research on the origin of the word "cast"... Love it! Thanks for playing along! =)

Pam said...

That is a wonderful post. I, too, struggle with worry even though I know that is not what God wants me to do.
I need to reflect on this.

50s Housewife said...

Wonderful reminder! Thank you!

Irritable Mother said...

Why worry? Indeed!
He is able to handle it. He sees what we can't and knows what we don't. And He's on our side!