If “worry” was a person, I’d keep kick him in the teeth.
A couple of nights ago I was hanging out with my sons right before bed. I was sitting with my youngest son when I realized he’d been talking to me for a few minutes and I hadn’t heard a word. I was completely lost in thought. I take that back, I was lost in worry. Frustrated and a bit embarrassed, I wrapped my arms around my son and hugged him.
As I laid down that night I realized that I’d been giving worry way too much space in my life. I also became convinced of this truth that I want to share with you.
Worry is a liar.
Have you ever noticed that rarely anything we worry about ever actually happens? Worry stirs up in our mind worst case scenarios that never seem to materialize. Worry is like the boy who cried wolf, always sounding the alarm, always using fear to get attention.
Think about this: Would you believe a person that never gave you accurate information? If they were always filling your ear with lies? No….you wouldn’t because you couldn’t trust them. In the same way worry has zero credibility because worry lies and exaggerates.
That’s why Jesus said this:
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worry for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Jesus is saying, “Worry is going to come calling daily. You just focus on me and the mission I’ve given you in this life and I’ll take care of you.”
Worry conjures up our worst fears, but faith in Christ conquers them.
Kick worry in the teeth today. Call him a liar and move on with Christ.