Worry

When we worry, we are out of the Will of God because we lose the peace God admonishes us to seek and pursue (1 Peter 3:11). Since we must pursue peace continually, then it must be fleeting. 

The pursuit of peace is a discipline we must learn by continually putting our concerns into God’s hands, and having faith that He will prevail in all matters of justice (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 37:5). Our Creator is the God of justice (Psalm 89:14). He has said He will fight our battles for us if we are living His Way of life by serving others (2 Chron. 32:8; Prov. 3:5-6). If God is for us when we put others first, then who can prevail against us (Rom. 8:31; 1 Peter 3:13)? 

Worry impairs our health, our well-being and our daily outlook on life (Prov. 3:7-8). Worry zaps the pleasure out of life and makes living a burden (Prov. 15:13). Worry is a tool Satan uses to destroy our peace, which eventually will destroy our faith in God (Matt. 14:31). Worry accomplishes nothing, but faith accomplishes everything (Matt. 17:20). 

Satan is allowed to tempt us to worry so that when we resist worry, our faith in God is strengthened. When we let go of worry, we let God rightfully have those concerns of ours. He is our protector and will lead us out of our troubles (Job 5:19). An angel of the Lord encamps around us to protect us (Psalm 34:7). 

Worry is an enemy of faith. Therefore, worry is an enemy of all righteousness (1 John 4:18). One of Satan’s titles is the “enemy of all righteousness” (Acts 13:10). 

When we worry, we become a “worrywart.” When we have faith, we become faithful, and we are practicing the Will of the Father. Then we remain faithful to God’s Ways, which are easy, pleasant and light (Matt. 11:30; 1 John 5:3). Worry is the source of many evils and burdens, while faith puts worry to death. 

Worry makes our hearts heavy-laden. Jesus Christ says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-burdened and I will give you rest. Live My Way of life and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11:28-29). 

When we have worries, Jesus Christ wants us to come to Him with them. We have no need to be troubled (1 Peter 3:14). We are to cast all of our anxieties, troubles, cares and worries on Jesus Christ and let Him solve our problems. 

Jesus Christ truly cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Do you believe that? He wants you to continually make peace, keep the peace, and to never lose your peace. As you live to please God every day by serving others, your worries disappear, and you can truly lead the blessed life (Matt. 5:16; Luke 6:38)!