Philippians 4:4-9

Fear Not… Don’t Worry

It is easy to become worried about what is down the road of life since we do not know what is around the next corner that we are traveling.

Worry is the fear of what might happen in the future.  If one does not commit and trust in the Lord, believing that He is in control, they will be overcome with worry over what might happen in the future. The possible challenges in the future become burdensome and distracting issues of worry.

Worry divides the mind and sets one’s focus on things that might happen in the future.  In worrying we give our time, energy, and thoughts to trying to “cross bridges before we get to them.” 

Jesus told the disciples that there would be difficult times (Matthew 24:6) but that they should trust Him.  We too must trust God to do all He promised and believe that He will sustain us (II Corinthians 12:9) with His grace and strength. (Isaiah 40:31)

“Learn to live one day at a time and do not try to tackle any problem prematurely.” Peter Lord