“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:28-34
Science today is discovering what the Bible has told man for centuries. Worry (stress) decreases your lifespan.
Worry is a symptom of a bigger spiritual malady, lack of faith in God. When we worry about job performance, getting a job, the weather, the drought, what people think of us, what to wear, etc, we say to God: “I got this, I just have to figure it all out first.”
God doesn’t need our help, he has it all figured out. One “Biblical” tenet I was taught growing up that I reject now is “God helps those that help themselves.” That scripture does not exist. God loves and helps anyone who asks for His help. That line was a quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
Society is getting more and more ridiculous with what worries them. Facebook went offline for a time just yesterday and I read some Twitter quotes about it. It was a SMH (shaking my head) moment.
“Scared me,” admitted Cynthia, “Back now.”
“I thought it was the Apocalypse, LOL!” quipped Tina.
When our focus is spent worrying, especially about something as vapor as a website, we have lost focus on what matters. Facebook is comprised of God’s creation, yes. It is perverted, however, into a nameless, faceless online society pushing online agendas. No doctor has ever waited for 10,000 “likes” to operate on a patient, no billionaire has ever passed out money to people who “like” a status, and no one to my knowledge has ever been saved because you “liked” a picture of Jesus.
Facebook could drop off the Internet tomorrow, and God would still be God. He would have the answer for how to talk to your friends. (My generation used a telephone, everyone carries one now. Failing that, we wrote a letter).
The focus has shifted from God to ourselves. That’s the core of it. Worry is a violation of the first Commandment. Have no other gods before Him. When we worry about something, we dwell on it. It becomes our sole (soul) focus. We lose sight of God and replace him with worry.
Let’s ditch worry, God says it cannot add one day to our lives, but God gifts us with life and true relationships in life on this earth. Love one another as you love yourself. You will find worry slipping away and you should replace it with the faith of the One Who Created you.