40% -- things that will never happen.
30% -- things about the past that can't be changed.
12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue.
10% -- about health, which gets worse with stress .
8% -- about real problems that will be faced.
It is also said, "Why worry when you can trust? It's like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere." ~ Author unknown
That means we spend our worry time performing an exercise in futility. We're "doing something" but getting nowhere. It is not only futile, but detrimental. It causes health problems and It keeps us from focusing our efforts on the real problems that we can actually do something about.
The good news is that ultimately we are wired for faith and not fear. The same God that created life can handle the details of our lives. The more we give in to worrying, the worse it gets. We can and have to choose to feed our faith instead of our fear. Feed your faith by:
"Don't be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6).
*Focusing on what you CAN do today.
"Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day
has enough trouble of it's own" (Matthew 6:34).
*Remembering the faithfulness of God.
"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for His
compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your
faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23).
Why worry when you can trust?
Learning together to trust in Him...