Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Don't Worry

Why do people worry? I know why. It's because of fear, and therefore because of sin in their life. Did you know that worry is a sin? Not only is it a sin, but it can be very aggravating. It's also a waste of time.

The Bible through the words of Jesus forbids us as Christians to worry. One example is found in Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Jesus also states even before He says this, that we shouldn't even worry about what we're going to wear the next day, or what we're going to eat. We have to trust God that He will provide our every need.

So if you're one of the people who worry constantly or just here and there, then I know if it were me I would be checking and examining myself. Then ask for forgiveness from God. He will help you. The reasons do not matter, worrying is not healthy. It effects us spiritually, and if we don't do anything about it, then it will move on to physical side effects. It automatically messes with your mind and other emotions. Don't let worry take over your life because eventually it will do damage and because it is sin, it can and will kill you.

Please don't be that person who's constantly worrying. Proverbs 12:25, "Anxiety (worry) in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad." However if you do find yourself starting to worry, grab your Bible and begin to encourage yourself through the words of Jesus. I don't know about you, but I don't feel like being part of a statistic of all the people who are depressed. It makes me even wonder how many Christians are depressed. Now, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that depression isn't real because it is, but the more you dwell on your depression, on your worry, the more you will pollute your body with sin. Eventually, you will die.

Words to encourage you: There is hope!! Because of love, Christ who died for you, can and will forgive you. He will wipe the slate clean. You see when He was on the cross, you were on His mind and the weight of ALL sin was on Him.
Philippians 4:6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication (fasting), with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and let the peace of God, which surpasses ALL understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

If you want peace from God, then give up the sin. You cannot have both. Choose this day, whom you will serve! Go with God and receive all that He has in store for you, including peace.

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