A study recently found that 97% of the things we worry about are nothing more than fearful imagination. I could end this article right here and just leave you with that. But, sadly, a lot of you will require a little more convincing. So with that being said, let’s look at why you shouldn’t worry so much and what you can do instead.
You may argue here that you have every reason to worry. Maybe you’re working hard but you’re worried about your career, you’re having relationship issues that you just don’t know how to solve or even simple things like being stuck in traffic when you’re late for a meeting. These all seem like perfectly acceptable reasons to worry, but here’s another alarming stat, 79% of people in the earlier mentioned study said that the even the biggest challenges we’re actually learning experiences and taught them something valuable to learn from.
Additionally, in the Bible, God gives us good reasons never to have to worry again.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6: 25,26
Let us consider the above verse for a second. God is telling you not to worry about even the most basic requirements that you have; food and clothing! Let that sink in for a second, forget about your debts, your job, relationship or anything else. God is saying he will take care of everything, even the food on your plate and the clothes on your back! In case the first line wasn’t enough to convince you not to worry. I’m confident the last few lines will!
So, the next time you start to worry, and you have no idea what you should or shouldn’t do, take a deep breath, remember this scripture, say a small prayer and tell yourself you’re going to be okay.