Worry: The Opposite of Faith

In this life, we can’t control what happens to us, but we can always choose our response.
      Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

The Cost of Worry

Worry, like self-pity, drains us of strength, both mentally and emotionally. A mind full of anxiety often leads to discouragement, despair and even bad physical health.

Worry fixes our gaze in the wrong direction. We end up focused on our problems, instead of on the One who can solve them. Worst of all, worry undermines and weakens our faith in God.

So what can we do?

A year ago, my pastor spoke some words one Sunday that I still remember.

“If you know how to worry, you know how to pray.”

When you start to worry, use those anxious thoughts to remind yourself to switch to prayer. Better yet, meet with a Christian who has greater faith about your situation then you do and pray with them.

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Research:

Corrie ten Boom spent several months in a Nazi Concentration Camp during World War II. This Christian Dutch woman learned the importance of keeping her eyes on her Deliverer and Savior. In December 1944, she was released from Ravensbruck because of a clerical error. A week later, all the women of her age were executed.

Most of Corrie’s life story is told in two books:

“The Hiding Place” and its sequel, “Tramp for the Lord.”

 

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