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I know it’s a bit “pot calling the kettle black” of me, but worrying about a situation does not improve it, change it, speed it along, or dissolve it.

And, if worrying can’t do any of those things, what good does it do? 

Let me reiterate it for myself, just as much as for you: “worry weighs a person down” (Proverbs 12:25, NLT).  Boy does it ever!!

For me, worrying is almost instinctual, deeply rooted from my faithless years, but I am working hard to rewire my brain with truths about just how wonderful, thoughtful, and detail-oriented God is.

The bible contains some delightful imagery:

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Matthew 6:20, NLT

When God created Earth, He put so much effort into creating beautiful wildflowers, which have but a short lifespan, to decorate the fields and beautify the world. We must have faith that He will pour just as much attention (if not a lot more!) into our lives as he did with mere flowers!

Whatever has your stomach in knots, mind spiraling, or cheeks wet with tears, give it to God.  If it’s big enough to cause you to worry, it should be big enough to cause you to pray!  

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

1 Peter 5:7, NLT

God did not create you to worry – in fact, the bible instructs us to not worry at all because the Heavenly Father knows what we need, and He will provide for us if we put Him first in our life and live according to His Word (Matthew 6:31-33).

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34, NIV).