And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
— Matthew 6:27 (AMPC)
Worrying does us absolutely no good. It doesn’t change anything, and we waste time by being upset over things we can’t do anything about. The Bible says we can’t even add one inch to our height by worrying. Yet we often worry, worry, worry, which gets us nowhere.
Every time we get upset, it takes a lot of emotional energy, tires us out, can harm our health, steals our joy, and still doesn’t change one thing. We need to stop trying to fix things only God can fix.
Jesus essentially tells us to calm down (see John 14:27) and cheer up (see John 16:33). I believe these two things combined serve as a one-two knockout punch to the devil. When you realize you can’t fix everything, you calm down; and when you know God can, you cheer up!
Refuse to worry; worrying doesn’t change a thing.
Prayer Starter: Lord, please help me to give everything to You that I’m worried about! In Jesus’ name, amen.