“God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)
Why do we worry?
What pushes us toward doubt and hopelessness?
The culprit is insecurity.
At the root of this insecurity is faithlessness; a simple lack of trust in God’s resources. We become overly concerned about the future.
Will my marriage survive another month?
How will we meet our next car payment?
Will my children be successful?
Why are they rebellious - will we lose control?
Will I ever be able to bridge the emotional gap between my spouse and myself?
The questions we ask ourselves are endless. We fear tomorrow because of our meager resources for today.
Worry produces fear and fear produces hopelessness.
Hopelessness turns into depression. Depression is a spiritual cancer that eats away the joy of living. We worry about everything. However, we must face worry and dig up the root that produces these deadly fruits. God has emphatically said,
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
God is not bound by time or space, but fills all equally and at the same time. His power is unlimited. He holds tomorrow in His hand and is cognizant of today’s temptations. His message is simple,
"Relax, I have everything under control. I will meet your needs; I will give you wisdom for the children; I will heal your marriage."
It is when we step out in faith, trusting God, that worry and doubt is weakened. Worry is Satan’s tool of discouragement. Give it back to him, and let him know you don’t need to worry when you can pray.
*Thought* God has no need of matches; he is fire by himself.
Father, Thank you that for the choice that you have given us. We come against anxiety in the name of Jesus. With prayer and thanksgiving, help us to make every request known unto you, and let Your peace that passes all understanding, keep our hearts, and minds focus on You. Amen.