Why do I worry?

[Paul said] “What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise.” Romans 7:15image

Paul tells the truth. He failed God too. He said he “delights in God’s commands,” yet he admitted from the moment he decided to do good, weakness took over and sin tripped him up. I understand–many types of sin trip me up too, especially the sin of worrying.

When I’m not using the creative part of my brain, often my mind wanders into the worry zone. I’m an expert at dwelling on the same subject for hours, days …. If you need someone to worry for you, give me a call, as I’m good at that too.

I know all the cliques–worry is like riding a bike with a flat tire or like a rocking chair that never goes anywhere. Worry is wasted time, as 99% of the things we worry about never happen. Yet, like Paul, I realize I don’t have what it takes to quit worrying and need God’s help.

In Matthew 6:34, Jesus said, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

Dear Lord, help me give my worries to you. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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