Why Do We Worry So Much?
Is it a sin to worry? Well, to answer this question let’s look at Matthew chapter 5:
In a careful study of the Beatitudes, as given by Jesus in Matthew chapter 5, no where will you find any
mention of the blessedness that is associated with worry or anxiety for the believer in Christ. No one will
receive a special blessing or reward in Heaven for being excellent at worrying. Read it for yourself:
Matthew 5 :2-12 (NKJV)
2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who
were before you.’
It does mention: purity of heart, mercy, peacemakers, the meek, those who mourn and hunger after
righteousness as well as those poor in spirit but not those who fret or are anxious about tomorrow.
Let’s ask the million dollar question: what can you actually change about your situation or problem
staring you in the eyes and growling at you, by worrying? Does worry have the ability to make the
problem disappear or grow smaller or even change appearance? On the contrary, it only makes it
grow bigger and become more prominent until you can think of nothing else.
Philippians 4:6 (Message)
‘Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers,
letting God know your concerns.’
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Worry and anxiety are faith ‘robbers’– they hinder the effective working of faith in our lives.
Hope aligns our faith while worry shipwrecks our faith.
Whatever your worry may be, God has the answer already. Ask Him to guide you
by His Holy Spirit. Then rest in Him, in Christ…..
‘Father God, we pray for each and every person reading this right now
and bring them to Your throne of grace. Father, please touch their
heart and mind and quieten their emotions as they give all their
cares and concerns over to You Lord, let Your peace and Joy
fill them to overflowing. In Jesus Name we pray , Amen’
Be blessed this week as we are entering the Christ Feast season.
Remember, the reason for The Season, Christ Jesus…
Ps Paddick & Ps Roelien VAn Zyl