Where can I turn when worry overwhelms me? - Worry - TouchPoints

Where can I turn when worry overwhelms me?

Matthew 6:25-34“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. . . . Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? . . . So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ . . . Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Jesus’ words suggest three questions you can ask yourself when you start to worry about something: (1) Is it important? Many of our anxieties revolve around issues that are even less important than food and clothing. (2) Is it helpful? Worrying is useless; in fact, it’s usually counterproductive. (3) Who is in charge? God is in control, and your heavenly Father delights to meet your needs. The evidence of God’s care is everywhere, even in the smallest details of life. Worry erodes your faith and robs you of the joy of anticipating God’s faithful provision.