Worry is something the evil one uses to get our attention. When a child screams in a crowded store, everyone cringes. The focus you entered with has now shifted. You try to ignore it, but the sound reverberating off every surface causes you to lose interest, maybe to the point of leaving the store.

The evil one does the same thing. He introduces a worry into our minds, and elevates it until we can’t think of anything else. We try to push it aside and go on about our business, but we find our concentration has been broken.  The problem is, we can’t leave our own heads.

Most of what we worry about never happens. It’s a distraction to keep our minds from focusing on our Father’s business. In Matthew 6: 25-34, Jesus tells us not to worry, because we can’t add a single hour to our lives. The answer He says is to seek first his kingdom, and His righteousness, and the things we need will be given to us.

Easier said than done, I know. But trust builds over time. When you start to worry, remember the devil wants you to focus on the screaming two-year-old in your head. Instead, try to focus on the last wonderful thing God did for you. He loves to give us good things. And when we remember those things over and over, He is glorified, and we feel better.

About cewaterman

I love God, my family, and writing--in that order. I live in Colorado, and I like to play golf, hike (not 14'ers, that's my husband's passion), and generally enjoy the beautiful scenery that God created. I have two beautiful daughters, three wonderful grandchildren, and a husband who has loved me well for over thirty years. I am truly blessed. I love encouraging people on the journey to becoming what God created them to be, including myself!
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1 Response to Worry

  1. Janet says:

    Thanks Chris, that worrying is sure a tough one to conquer. I like how you’ve described it and good thoughts for trying to adjust one’s mindset. To God be the glory!


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