Are You Worried About Tomorrow?

by Joyce Averils - Date: 2007-12-10 - Word Count: 530 Share This!

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

-Matthew 6:27 (NIV)

Ask most women if they have something to worry about and many will likely say, "Of course I worry. I worry about my children making good choices, my husband/getting a husband, whether I'll be downsized in the next set of job cuts, not having enough money to pay bills;" and the list goes on and on. However, the Word of God says that we should not worry and here's why:

The God who created you can be trusted with the details of your life.

Matthew 6:25

Worrying about the future hinders your efforts for today.

Matthew 6:26

Worrying is more harmful than helpful.

Matthew 6:27

God doesn't ignore those who depend on Him.

Matthew 6:28-30

Worry shows a lack of faith in and understanding of God.

Matthew 6:31-32

There are real challenges God wants us to pursue, and worrying keeps us from them.

Matthew 6:33

Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry.

Matthew 6:34

When everything is falling down around you and you're worried about what's going to happen next, call out to God and stand on His promises.

. . . I will never leave you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:5b

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 55:22

I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

When worry wants to take a foothold in your life, choose to ignore the enemy, prayerfully stand on God's promises and walk forward in freedom.

My Challenge to You:

If you'd like a physical reminder not to worry, copy this quote from author and speaker Barbara Johnson on an index card and read it often.

"Worry never empties tomorrow of its sorrow, but it does empty it of its strength. Don't let anyone rob you of your confidence in God. Know His Word. Hold on to His hand. He will make your impossible mission possible and your life so much more than bearable."

© 2007 Joyce M. Averils. All Rights Reserved.

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Owner of the Online Spa for Christian Women and founder of Refresh Your Faith Ministries, Joyce Averils has been walking with the Lord for over twenty years. She serves as a church school teacher and a youth mentor at her church. She is also a certified Biblical Counselor, Christian life coach, inspirational speaker and author. Her signature presentation, The Secrets of an Excellent Woman, can be presented as a keynote speech or workshop. It is also a great presentation for a breakfast or lunch meeting or a breakout session at a retreat or conference. For more information, email Joyce at or visit Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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