Question # 1: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:27
Question #2: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye yet fail to perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?” Matthew 7:2
Question #3 “Do you believe I can do this?” Matthew 9:28 “Why do you doubt?” Matthew 14:31
Question #4 “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15
Question #5 “What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32
Question #6 “Did you never read the Scriptures?” Matthew 21:42
Question #7 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do what I command?” Luke 6:46
Question #1: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:27
Let’s face it … worry is senseless at its core. It changes nothing but our peace and general disposition. Very seldom does the thing we worry about ever happen. And things that do go wrong weren’t usually anticipated anyway.
How foolish to disregard one of our Lord’s most ‘pregnant-with-promise’ commands:
“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.” Philippians 4:6,7 NLT I love the flavor of the 7th verse from The Message: “It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life
So we daily have a choice as to how we’re going to answer this important question of Jesus. If you’re determined to worry and it appears to be working for you, then give it 100%.
You may even wish to organize the things you regularly worry about. For instance, Monday concentrate on worrying about species about to become extinct. Tuesday tackle minor aches and pains and ponder worst case scenarios. Maybe Wednesday would be a good day to worry about people who have de-friended you on Facebook. Go ahead … go ahead and organize your worries.
Or just follow Peter’s wise words and: “ …cast all our cares [all our anxieties, all our worries, and all our concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” Amplified Bible