Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matthew 6:27)
What do we add to our lives by worrying?
When we worry, we are dismayed. When we worry, we think of negative scenarios that can come to life. Some might think that this is harmless, but it's not. Worrying stems from negative thinking and emotionally charged conclusions. It usually results in short tempers and unpredictable triggers.
When we worry, we forget to trust God's plan. We don't need to think of all the bad things that can happen because, in the end, everything will work out. "What's to come" is nothing to be scared of.
When we worry, we forget that God pays no mind to probabilities. He can do anything!
When we worry, we forget our faith. We forget to pray. The fear takes over the peace. Our tense bodies, hearts, and minds shut down.
When we worry, we forget to love. We are too busy thinking. We forget to let go of details because we are using them for conclusions.
The next time you feel anxious about an outcome, rest assured that God has a handle on things. We don't add anything to our lives by worrying. Moreover, we lose a lot of time, trust, and heart when we choose worry over faith.
When we trust, we add perspective to our lives. We don't feel limited, we feel open. We trust that there is more at play than we see. We release control of the universe. We let it do its thing, gifting us the ability to enjoy it while we are patient.
When we trust, we use our hearts in all their glory; which alone makes the whole journey worth the while.