Faith vs. Worry. How many times have you, or someone you know, made the comment that it’s your “job” to worry? Actually, it really isn’t, and it also isn’t healthy for us to worry and fret over things–especially when they’re things we can’t control. Worrying won’t change anything, at least not in a positive way. Worrying excessively causes harm. On the other hand, faith builds us up and lifts our spirits. We would be better off spending our time stepping out in faith than faltering under the weight of worry.
So onto today’s inspirational thought…
“Someone once said,
‘Worry is interest paid on trouble
before trouble falls due.’
Trying to solve tomorrow’s problems today
only steals the energy God has prearranged
for you to enjoy today.
Don’t waste your time worrying!
It is vain and useless.
Many of our worries
are unfounded and unnecessary.
Worry is the end of faith,
and faith is the end of worry.
Prayer must replace our worry.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
I have noticed the truth of this; worrying drains our energy! My favorite line in this devotional is: “Worry is the end of faith, and faith is the end of worry.” I definitely prefer to choose faith over worry!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you think worrying is your “job”?
Do you agree that worry is draining, while faith is invigorating?