By Tina Chandler
Fret, worry, anxiety, fuss, niggle Ė all words to describe a state of being, one that causes upset, restlessness, uncertainty and sometimes anger.
Why do we worry about things? Maybe itís because we want answers, we need to know. Weíre afraid of the unknown outcome of our situation. We donít know how to plan or anticipate the "what ifs". I work in accounting, a field that involves planning, research, trends and analysis. Itís part of my job to anticipate outcomes. So, why canít I apply that skill to my personal life?
I believe itís inherent in all of us to worry and wonder. We Ďbelieveí that things we canít control will be the death of us! There can be no unknown thing in our world of worry. We believe that if we know the outcome, then we control the outcome. That may be true sometimes, but certainly not always. Unpredictable things happen every day all around us. Sometimes we get a hard kick in the gut from a situation that we thought was so cut and dried. Other times things happen so easily that we worry that we missed something and it will come back to haunt us.
Stop worrying! Much easier said than done, but, we should work toward that goal.
Matthew 6:25-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?"