During my first few weeks, I worried a lot. I would ride the downtown train racked with fear about everything from paying my bills to whether I was making a good impression on my new boss. High crime rates and a falling housing market added to a growing list of troubles that kept me up at night.
In a sense, my anxiety went on a shopping spree, picking up every care and concern that she could possibly find. My faith was in the red.
Can you identify? Do you know those times when you're deep in the debt of worry? And you look to your faith only to find that you don't have enough to cover your expenses? Your head is swirling with worst case scenarios, and every day you're anxious.
Worry has no currency in this world. Going over that problem again and again in your mind won't solve anything, and it won't get you anywhere. Worry can only succeed at getting you frustrated. It weakens your faith and allows fear to take control. Well, here is the newsflash: you are not in control and you can’t always keep everything well balanced like a checkbook but guess who is. God is in control and you’ve got to turn it over to Him. Let Him be your peace in this volatile world.
Matthew 6:27 (NASB)
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
- Jen Jones