Worry is a big deal – everyone has struggled w worry to varying degrees. If you are presently in a good frame of mind, its easy to say, “don’t worry, just have faith.” However, if you’re having any struggles w life issues, then it doesn’t seem to be quite so simple, at least not for me. Something that I’ve found helpful is in Matthew 6:25-32 when Jesus talks about not worrying. In these verses, Jesus singles out worrying about clothing, food, drink & time – but I think that His main thought in these verses deals with us not worrying. When Jesus tells us not to worry, He points our focus to God’s creation (birds & lillies) – thereby taking our attention off of the thing(s) we worry about. But even better, in verse 33, He tells us to focus our attention on God.
Personally, I find this to be really helpful when there are worry issues that try to plague me. While I think its really important to not bury my head in the sand & ignore problems, I also know that if various problems make me worry, this isn’t good either. It is very important that my thoughts are surrendered to Jesus’ Lordship – 2 Cor 10:5. So if you’re struggling w sorry, consider memorizing Philip 4:6-8 to help immunize you against the worry disease. 🙂