Remember that sunshiny song by Bobby McFerrin a looong time ago? I didn't really like it then because it was so nice and chipper, lol, but it's fitting for today's post.
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
By nature, I'm a worrier, but whenever I start worrying I pause and say, "Wait a minute," (probably out loud), "God doesn't want me to worry! Am I doing the right thing? For the right reasons? Well, then I can just let life do its thing and trust that the results will be just right in the end." I have to confess that the results always end up going the perfect way they should go.
I don't worry about money...for long.
I don't worry about my job...for long.
I don't worry about my health...for long.
I don't worry about what people may say or think of me...for long.
I don't worry about my or my family's future...for long.
I don't worry about my marriage...for long.
I don't worry about my parents...for long.
I don't worry about ANYTHING...past the moment that I reflect on these verses:
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. (NLT)
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (NLT)
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (NLT)
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)
***Worry replaced by Prayer equals TRUST***
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? (NLT)
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (NLT)
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Something amazing happens when I stop worrying about a thing. When I just do the right thing and freely give the issue to God, knowing that He always has my very best interests at heart -- without fail that issue works itself out, or I instantly see how it is going to work out. I'm telling y'all - faith and belief are powerful things.
Really, don't worry! There's so much else you could be doing with that time and brain power.