Top 5 reasons why you should not worry

There are a lot of things we can worry about these days. Now worrying has been a trend in our lives. Here are 5 reasons why you should not worry.

This entry has been strongly inspired by Harold J. Sala’s book: “Making Your Emotions Work for You

There are so many things we can worry about nowadays

There are so many things we can worry about nowadays

Reason number 1: Worrying is a sin

The Bible explicitly says that worrying is sin because it’s telling God that He can’t handle the problems of your life. It’s having no faith in Him who created you and ordained your days while you were still unformed.

“I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important that food, and the body more important than clothes?” – Matthew 6:25

It is more of a command from Jesus to tell us not to worry. Because God’s hand is in everything.

“Look at the birds of the air they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” – Matthew 6:26

The birds do not worry. Why? Because they know that God will provide for them. They know that God’s hand is in everything. If they are that much cared for by our God, how much more do you think does He care for you and me? We who are worth more than many birds?

I love this verse: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” – Numbers 23:19

If we worry, we are calling God a liar. Plain, simple and explicit. Can it get any more blunt than that?

Reason number 2: Worry eats you up physically

The worry business is booming. Just look at all the drugs and meds popping up and being formulated by chemists and doctors today. There are a lot – from sleeping pills, to anti-anxiety pills, to illegal drugs (I am led to think they’re for worry because they’re usually used to forget problems) to computer games, and all other kinds of stuff that make you forget your problems and let you sleep at night.

Worry is something that eats you up physically. It gives you ulcer due to the anxiety stress. It creates high blood pressure in your veins. It is something that will physically affect you in a way that you don’t want to be affected. Worry is a killer.

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:27

Reason number 3: Worry makes you unproductive

Worrying cripples your ability to move and take action. It lets your mind linger to the things that are unnecessary (and often unreal) that the things you have to take care of are left for granted. It will eat up your thoughts. Instead of taking action and planning on how to solve your problem, it will take up the form of ‘what-if’s’ and ‘should have’s’.

Reason number 4: Worry magnifies the problem

Problems are problems. The very nature of us humans is to try and solve them. There will always be problems in life. Bliss is non-existent in a lifetime on Earth. Worry is, by nature, a magnifying glass – for problems. Instead of taking the problem as it is and making the right plans and taking the right steps of action, worrying makes the problem bigger than it is and makes us think and re-think of our course of action to the point that we give up.

Reason number 5: Worrying is useless

What will happen will happen. Often times we can do something about it. Worrying does  nothing about anything and is, in the end, useless. So why worry?

Comments

  1. 12345 says

    WOOOOOOW seanpiee!!!!!

    I LOVE THIS!! :)
    DIGG DIGG DIGG!!! m/

    now i know that i really shouldn't worry.
    "It’s having no faith in Him"
    i should just trust the Lord with everything.
    THAAAANKS SEANPIE >:D<

    i have friends who read your articles, kuys. :)
    they love it. :D im sure they'll love this one too.

    • h3sean says

      Hey Dani!

      Yeah we shouldn't worry about anything but pray about everything.
      Thanks Dani I'm so encouraged by you! So glad to have blessed your life with this article

      And I appreciate your friends very much. I would, in fact, like to meet them in Jzone sometime! =) Thanks Dani

  2. jennifer says

    SUPER LIKE! i was reminded that GOD is great enough to handle this things for us…God is greater than any problem thrown on our way..Do not let your self be drowned with earthly things, instead, linger on God's promises..:))

    God is GREAT that no one, nothing and not even the highest heaven can ever contain..:))

    God bless!

  3. ravi says

    these are enough reasons for us not to worry about anything for He tha created us has a hand in all thAT happens .so why should we worry?

  4. pius says

    worry neva gets us anywhere, But having faith in our GOD gets us to progress in life, All i have to say is THANK U THANK U GOD all mighty.

  5. marcia says

    Sean,

    I”ve just thanked the Lord for your post!
    That”s all I was needing right now!
    So many things happening at same time…
    For sure God is linking His sons and daughters all around the world to be blessing to each other.
    God bless you!

  6. Medina says

    Sean,

    I really want to thank you so much for this article. This has really helped me a lot and it just took me a few minutes. Honestly, I have read so many books about life and worry, but I had never thought about these excellent facts. May God bless you and may you keep touching the world with these words.

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