From the desk of Pastor Mike York
Matthew 6:25-27 (NASB) “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
It’s human nature to sometimes worry about ‘what will happen’ or ‘what will become of us’. We worry about a future that may not even get here, or a situation that may or may not happen. In other words we are worrying for ‘Nothing’. Our anxiety about the future becomes so much that it consumes our every thought. We spend sleepless nights trying to figure things out that are beyond our control only to come to the same conclusion as the night before. Finally, we worry ourselves into health concerns and issues that now become something else to worry about! Now stop for a moment and ask yourself ‘What have I accomplished by this?’ If your response is more sleepless nights and health issues then I would encourage you to just relax. I know it’s difficult for some personalities to do, but it’s not impossible. It’s the better alternative to anxiety and worry!
If worrying was productive think about all of the things that we would have accomplish by now. I don’t know about you, but I would be richer, taller, smarter, healthier, and of course much better looking. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I’ve learned in life to fix what I can and leave the rest to God. In other words those things that I can take care of I do; but there are some things that are out of my hands so I leave them to God. I once heard someone say ‘You can either worry or you can pray, but you can’t do both!’
Take time from worrying to pray. Set aside time out of your busy schedule to commune with God through prayer and meditation until you worry for nothing. After all what has worrying done for you?