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Worry is one of the most common human activities. Almost everyone does it. We imagine and play out worst case life scenarios in our heads. We contemplate catastrophic future events and fret ourselves about them, as though they were already reality.
An honest look at worry reveals how worthless it generally is. It wastes huge amounts of time and energy, and subjects us to terrible psychological torment. It erodes physical health and affects our relationships with others. When worry gets into your heart, it does you no good.
Note what the Bible says about this in Psalm 12:25 (NLT) “Worry weighs a person down…” How true this is! When you’re worrying, you’re carrying a weight you weren’t designed to carry, and it will eventually take its toll on you.
Jesus instructed us to avoid worry several times. Here are a couple of examples:
Matthew 6:25 (TPT) “This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided…”
John 14:1 (TPT) “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear. For you’ve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also.”
How do you calm an anxious heart? Trust that God’s got you! He’s going to take care of you. He’s working in and around you. He’ll never disappoint you!