Worrying is a futile exercise and I’m talking from experience. Besides the health implications, it voids today of happiness & tomorrow of its prospect. It does all harm and no good at all.
The tendency to worry differs from person to person and from situation to situation. Some people worry about their health, finances, relationships, businesses and careers. Others worry about the environment, economy and what the future holds. But whatever the size and shape of worry, the effects or impacts on all human are the same .
Here are 3 important lessons that I’ve learnt about the subject of worry:
#1. Worrying doesn’t, hasn’t, can’t and won’t solve any problem
It is a sheer waste of time to think that by worrying you can solve a problem. I’ve never seen anyone who by worrying have improved a health condition or even a financial situation. Worrying cannot pay your utility bills, house rents or mortgage bills. Neither can it send your children to school nor pay their fees. It can’t get you a job, buy you a car or even put food on your table. So, why then worry?
#2. Everything will be okay
It took me a while to come to terms with this lesson but when I finally did, my whole world changed for the better. Take my word on this: Whatever the circumstance, ‘All Will Be Well.’ I have learnt to keep my cool even if the heavens are falling. I have learnt to go to sleep knowing that everything in the end will work out for my very own good. Like the popular saying in India, ‘Everything will be okay in the end, if it is not okay, it is not the end.’
#3. God’s word is an antidote for worry
I personally have benefited enormously from using God’s word to deal with my worries. Whenever I feel the adrenaline of worry, I make it a point of duty to ponder and ruminate on the passages of the bible. Lines like the one in Isaiah 26 verse 3 and Matthew 6 verse 27 are some of my favorites. They’ve produced in me bliss like a flood. They keep my heart at rest, my mind at peace and my soul in happiness.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”– Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)
“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:27 (NASV)
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