Worry is sin. It is caused by lack of faith, a failure to believe God’s Word. Yet it is a sin that many Christians find hard to overcome.

Stop and think of the things you have worried about. How many actually happened? And how many of the things that have happened never even entered your mind? We tend to be filled with anxiety over what might happen but never does.

I once read about a paratrooper in the Army who had made more than 50 successful parachute jumps without a single serious injury. But the first day back home after being discharged, he stumbled over a rug, fell against a table and broke four of his ribs! He had worried a great deal about his parachute jumps, but then something happened he had never worried about: He tripped over a rug.

So why worry? Jesus said that it’s futile to fret, for worrying can’t change anything (Matt. 6:27). We need to remember that our heavenly Father knows all about our situation and watches over us (vv.28-34). We can be sure that He will take care of our needs no matter what tomorrow brings. It’s better, therefore, to be wise and trust the Lord.

Remember, worry never solved a single problem! So don’t be a worrier!

Worry doesn’t improve the future, it only ruins the present.


Mart DeHaan


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