“And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit)
to his stature or to the span of his life.”
How powerful is worry? I am not talking about the negative effects of worry, like stress, depression,
mental illness and so on. Those are all the negative effects of worry that we are well acquainted with.
But what good things can worry really do?
The bible tells us there is nothing good about worry and it also shows us just how powerless worry is.
I am thinking like this because just the other day I was worrying and stressing about something.
After some time I realized worrying had accomplished nothing. There was no progress made, even a
But instead of something good coming out of it the more anxious and fearful I got about
“Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day?
So if worrying adds nothing but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry
about God’s care of you?
The bible commands us not to worry. It reinforces the truth that God knows what we need
and will take care of us always. No matter what happens we will always have what we need.
Think about all the great things God has done, like creating the heavens and the earth,
all the animals, sea life and so much more and think about how much effort it would take
Him to grow an extra strand of hair for you or add an inch to your height. He would do
those things as an afterthought or with His eyes closed but the word shows us that worry
can’t even do something as minuscule as that.
After all, is said and done we cannot expect worry to help us with anything we face. There is never
a time worry is good for us. Worry cripples our faith in God. It brings in doubt and fear.
It always makes things worse for us.
The word tells us,
“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life,
what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on.
Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent]
We need God’s help because worry can feel so powerful, and real. It is in those times we
need to call on Him. Worry knows there is an answer for us but blinds us to it.
Its mission is to get our focus off God who is the way out and get us to panic, fear,
and be anxious. It wants to kill faith in the life of a believer. The less we walk in faith
the happier it is.
But we must choose faith no matter how real the threat of failure seems to be.
When it seems like that breakthrough is not going to come to pass we must keep trusting.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with the troubles you are in but stay in faith. God will
pull you through.
It may seem like He is late and the enemy is upon you but God will rescue you. He will not
abandon you and leave you helpless.
You might be on your last cent and have no idea where the next dollar is coming from but
He knows. He is the One who makes a way when there seems to be no way! Take heart.
Lord help us to walk by faith more and more in our daily life.
Help us to choose faith over worry, fear, and doubt always!
Blessings to you friends!