“Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying?” -Matthew 6:27
In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus encourages us not to worry. But sometimes, after reading that passage, I find myself worrying even more. I’m so performance driven, that I worry about my ability to not worry. Geez, we are silly creatures!!
Verse 27 above became real to me this past weekend. I had published a blog post and was concerned how someone might respond to it. And I couldn’t stop worrying and worrying about it….
Finally, I asked myself three questions:
- Do I know how this person will respond to that post?
- Can I control the when this person will respond?
- Do I even know if this person will respond?
The answer to all three of those questions, of course, was a big, emphatic no!
So the next logical question?
Then why worry? What will worrying do for me in this situation? Will it add a single hour to my life? It’s just stressing me out more!
As you go through your day today, I’d challenge you to ask those questions when you’re tempted to worry. Do you know for sure whether that thing you dread will happen? Can you control when it will happen? Will worrying help or hinder you in this situation? Then give it over to Jesus!
Thanks for reading! I hope this post was a blessing for you today.
If you liked this devotional, here are some others you might enjoy:
- For the Weak Pretender
- Peace and Faith in God
- Called Out of Darkness
- When You Just Need Some Validation
Many blessings on your day,