Worry is common and addressed in the Bible.
Matthew 6:25-27 (NLT), Jesus advises against it and reminds us that God cares for even the smallest details of our lives.
Worry's power lies in its ability to consume thoughts and breed anxiety, but the Bible offers an alternative to this.
It can lead us to surrender control to God. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) encourages us not to be anxious but to bring our concerns to God through prayer, experiencing His peace that surpasses understanding.
When redirected toward God in prayer, worry becomes a means to connect with His comforting presence.
It can foster humility. It acknowledges our limitations and our need for divine assistance. Worry can remind us to prioritize matters that are eternal over the temporal.
Then worry can be harnessed as an opportunity for growth. Romans 8:28 (NLT) reminds us that God works all things for good, even our worries.
When we redirect worry into trust, we learn to rely on God's sovereignty and develop resilience through life's uncertainties.
Dear Jesus, Help me to trust in You and give You my worries every day. AMEN