Why Do We Worry?

Sparrow

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matt 10: 29, 31 (ESV)

People look for things to worry about. We worry about what people think of us, how we look, what we wear, what we earn or don’t earn. The crazy thing is, those people we worry about, most probably aren’t thinking about us, they are to busy worry what others think of them. And the people who look like what we want to look like, are worried about their looks too!

Jesus linked worrying with our self-worth.”Are you not worth more than many sparrows”, “how much more value are you …?”

In Jesus mind, God has set up the world to provide for us:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! Luke 12: 22-24 (ESV)

God wants to meet our spiritual, emotional and physical needs. He set up the physical world to meet the sparrow’s need and he aligned the whole universe to meet mankind’s need, he wants to meet our personal needs. However, because we don’t remember how valuable we are to God, WE WORRY!  Think of the opportunities, relationships, blessings and destiny God has for us, that we will miss if we worry; if we forget how valuable we are to our Heavenly Father.
Mountain

We are more valuable to God than any obstacle. We are more valuable to God than any fear. Remembering how valuable we are to God, is a cure for worry.

Grant Peterson

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