Posted in Ages 11 & above

Do you Worry?

We all worry about problems that pop-up in our day-to-day life!!! And even about probable problems that can come our way… Will I be able to complete my assignments on time? What if I score low in tests? Will my friends abandon me if I do this? Will I get sick? etc… etc…

Worry is defined in dictionary as “feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems”

Does worrying offer any kind of solution to our problems? Does it help us in any way?

Let us look into the treasure book to get clues

OPENING THE TREASURE BOOK undefined

CLUE 1:

Matthew 6: 27, Proverbs 12:25, Matthew 6:31-34

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

Matthew 6: 27

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.”

Proverbs 12:25

In Matthew 6:7, Jesus is asking “by worrying can any of you change your physique?” He is teaching us that worrying does not alter the situation we are in, nor does it solve any of our problems. It doesn’t help us in anyway nor is of any gain to us. In fact, it affects our mental health negatively, causing depression… WORRYING is NOT GOOD!!!

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:31-34

Jesus also taught that we should not worry!!! Our father in heaven knows all our needs. By worrying about our needs, we are indirectly saying – “God we don’t trust that you will take care of us”. Our part is to seek the kingdom of God & his righteousness and our needs will be met.

Worrying is never an answer to our actual or probable problems. It doesn’t do us any good. So how should we deal with worrying?

What should we do when anxiousness and worry creep in?

CLUE 2:

1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6-7

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

We should cast all our cares to our lord because he cares for us. We should not worry about anything at all, but by prayer and supplication we should let Him know all our requests. Tell Him “Father, these are my concerns and my requests. I am giving them in your hands. I know you care for me”. Then he will fill our hearts with peace – the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts and minds through Jesus. When peace fills our hearts, worry will not have a place anymore in our hearts.

Treasures uncovered

Do not worry about anything!!!

Cast all your cares on GOD for He cares for us.

Through prayer and petitions, give all your requests to God and He will fill our hearts with divine peace.

When we worry, we are saying we do not trust God with our life… Worrying doesn’t do us any good – it doesn’t change our situation or solve our problems but causes mental illness – depression. God doesn’t want us to live in sadness or depression, but happy and joyful because He is a loving father and He cares for us. So we should cast all our cares, insecurities and worries on Him. He will fill our hearts with divine peace that will guard our hearts and minds.. Then there won’t be any more place for any kinds of worries!!! DO NOT WORRY but TRUST GOD WITH YOUR LIFE and LIVE HAPPY!!!

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for teaching us that we should not worry in any circumstance. Help us to cast all our cares on you. We thank you for taking care of all our cares and filling our hearts with your peace. We worship you and we praise your name, in Jesus name Amen.


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