Are you a worrier? Do you always look for the trouble that you just know is coming your way? As I talk with people all over the country, I encounter folks who just can’t help but worry. They worry about their health, their job, their finances, the presentation they are giving the next day, what they should wear, whether people will like them. Some even worry whether their plane is going to crash as they head off for vacation. When many people start worrying they find it almost impossible to stop.
How much trouble do you borrow from tomorrow? Do you spend a lot of mental energy worrying about things that will never happen? I am reminded of a quote from Mark Twain. He said this, I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. You know what? Twain is right. We worry and worry about things that simply never happen.
In Philippians, chapter 4, the Bible says this about worry, Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
So, stop worrying about things that will never happen. Stop borrowing trouble from tomorrow. Follow what the Bible teaches us about worry and you will sleep better, enjoy better relationships with family and friends, perform better at work, enjoy life more, and just have more fun.
I agree with Mary Crowley who said this about worry, Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.