Worries have a weight to them.
They burden us.
They make our path a harder journey.
They make us weary.
They take over our minds and take away our joy.
Worry takes our mind off God. It makes us tremble, it can paralyze and stop us living the life God wants us to.
Most of the things we worry about are pointless. If I asked you what things you were worrying about this time last year, you probably wouldn’t remember most of them. There would probably have been a couple of big things that you still remember, but there would also have been lots of little things that you can’t name. Little and pointless things.
The little things aren’t worth worrying about. But worry carries no power to overcome the big things either.
Worry is not a blessing, it’s a curse.
That’s why Jesus commands us to stop worrying. Worry never achieved anything. We might give our lives to worry, but worry will only bleed us dry. Worry will destroy us and tear our relationship with God. Worry is a worthless friend. Worry is our enemy in disguise. We need to destroy it.
Worry will cleave itself to you and it will feel impossible to get rid of.
The only cure to worry is praise. And when we have worry praise can be the hardest thing.
But praise will lighten our heart. It will bring us joy and lead us closer to our true friend. Praise will repair our relationship with our creator. Praise casts out all fear. Praise will make us happy, despite everything.
Worry looks inside but praise looks out and up.
Worry pulls us down but praise helps us soar.
Worry is selfish but praise is selfless.
Praise despite hardship is powerful. We acknowledge that God is in control, we don’t try and control. Holding too close the things we should let go of.
Praise and prayer change everything, worry never changed anything.
Praise is powerful, where worry is powerless.
Praise is the cure, when worry is the poison.
Let’s rip out our worries crush them, and worship our creator. The only one who can bring true healing.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.(Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation)