Worry or Not Worry

Deb Goolsby

"So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat?  What will we drink?  What will we wear?'..., your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all your needs from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern."  Matthew 6:31-33

Do you refuse someone who is offering you assistance when your car breaks down and you need a "jump"?  Do you say, "no" to the new neighbor who offers to help you unload the truck when you are moving into a new home?  Do you insist that you can carry all those boxes to your car when a complete stranger offers to help?  When I refuse someone else's help, especially a complete stranger, am I being rude?  I certainly don't want to be.  How different is that from when God continually offers His help to us to help alleviate the worry we are feeling, and we decline His help?  Am I then insulting my Heavenly Father?  Ouch!

When I continue to worry about my problems, I am choosing to reject God's offer to comfort me.  This is when my stubbornness shows up and I hang on to my anxiety as I decline God's help.  The choice is mine!  Either I choose to keep worrying, or I trust God.  Ouch again!

I need to continually keep reminding myself that I can't handle my worries by myself and that God is just waiting for me to ask.  I know the comfort I receive from God outweighs the anxiety I feel when I choose His help.

So the choice is mine!  When I choose to worry, I am choosing not to trust God!  Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!

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