Why Worry?

It’s so easy to worry about every little thing. Isn’t it?

I remember in 5th grade, there was a bulletin board in the classroom and at the top of the board it said “Worry Warthog”. On the board, was a big colorful version of Pumbaa from the  Lion King.

If you ever attended Sunday School when you were younger, you might recall a children’s song about worry. It goes like this:

“Why worry when you can pray
Trust Jesus He’ll be your stay
Don’t be a doubting Thomas
Rest fully on His promise
Why worry worry worry worry
When you can pray”

Before writing this post, I didn’t remember all the lyrics to this song. I only could remember the part “Why worry when you can pray”. Isn’t that the most important phrase from the song to remember?

We are all in different stages of life. None of us have the exact same issue or trial.

We may all have our own way of dealing with worry. Some of us may hardly worry at all, while others may fit into the worry wart category.

It seems like it’s the easiest to worry when we are in the beginning or the middle of a trial. It may feel like there is no way out or we can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Worry steals so much from us. It can take away our joy and happiness. It can make the problem seem way bigger than it actually is.

Instead of focusing on the object of our worry, why not run to the Person of our faith.  If we seek the Lord’s face, He will help us with our worrying.

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

If we cast our worries and cares on our Heavenly Father, He will sustain us and be with us during every step we take so we don’t have to be bogged down about the object of our worry.

Today, on this Monday, why worry when you can pray.


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