When we worry...
Worry: an opportunity to trust God
When we worry, our minds get an unnecessary workout. We run through all the possible outcomes of our situation. We jump to conclusions before getting all the facts. We weigh ourselves down with all the “what-ifs.” Truly, worrying is an exercise in futility.
Worry leads to fear and stress instead of faith and rest.
As Jesus talked about worry, He redirected our focus onto God. Our worries do not change the character of God. Ultimately, grasping God’s character changes how we handle our worries. Perhaps the most poignant phrase Jesus said to those who worry is: “your heavenly Father knows” (Matthew 6:32).
God knows what’s going on in your life. He cares about your situation. He loves you. Worry steals your peace and joy, but the Lord gives them abundantly. We pray these truths from our Women of Faith Resources on Worry, will help you find freedom and joy as you look to the Lord.
“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy.”
(Psalm 34:4–5 NLT)