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I worry about everything.
I worry about bills, friendships, mistakes, today, tomorrow — you name it, I worry a lot.
In these uncertain times and with the state of the world, who doesn’t worry? Well, I often have to check myself and remember what the word of God tells us about worry.
In Psalm 37:8, “do not fret — it leads only to evil.”
The synoptic books Matthew and Luke both have specific similar commands to the disciples from Christ.
Luke 12:22: “Then Jesus said to his disciples: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.”
Finally we jump to Philippians 4:6 and are told, “Do not be anxious (worried) about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
I struggle every day to put enough faith in God and to accept that he is in control of my life. This is a weakness of mine that explicitly is defined in the scripture. By worrying, I do not put the faith in God that he deserves.
I am comforted knowing that I do not have to worry about anything and it’s a true joy that I can bring my requests to God and he hears me.
Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg. Reach him firstname.lastname@example.org.