We have all heard the song by Bobby McFerrin that says “Don’t worry, be happy”.
There is a way you can not worry and be happy no matter what you are facing in this life. The phrase should be revised to say, "Don't worry, Pray!" If we followed this advise our lives would be filled with joy, not just a happy "ha-ha" joy, but an inner joy that will strengthen us in all circumstances.
Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done... Philippians 4:6
Why is worry such a big deal? Because it’s not just a bad habit, it is a sin of not trusting God. God keeps his promises, and you can trust that he will take care of you.
Worry is negative meditation. When we meditate, we roll over and over again in our minds the same thing. When we worry, we keep thinking over and over again the same negative thought. Most of the things they worried about never came to pass. Instead of worrying I suggest you pray.
Prayer changes things. Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” God solved our biggest worry, our eternal salvation when he sent Jesus to die for you. If God loved you enough to send Jesus to die for you, don’t you think he loves you enough to take care of all these other problems?
Your pastor and partner in ministry,