My grandma used to tell us grandkids, “Worry is a sin!” It wasn’t until years later that I experienced for myself and realized why it is a sin. Simply stated, sin is when we place more trust and importance on the things in our life more than we do on God. On reading a commentary once, I suddenly realized that worry denies the wisdom of God; it says that He doesn’t know what He’s doing. Worry denies the love of God; it says He does not care. And worry denies the power of God; it says that He isn’t able to deliver me from whatever is causing me to worry. We can’t do both – we either worry or we trust God to handle the problem and guide us.
God’s Word tells us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Don’t worry, be happy!
By Deacon Bill Kintz, USA