“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42, NIV)

What Me Worry

“I’ve worked so hard lately, I hope I get a raise pretty soon.”

“We were just assigned a new administrative staff and they seem to be on the warpath, firing some people and just making every else’s lives miserable. I’m really beginning to hate my job.”

“Revenues are down 35%. My company is losing money. There are rumors going around that cuts in staff need to be made pretty soon if we are going to stay afloat.”

Our lives are filled with worries – worries about our jobs, our health, our families, and our finances. It’s human nature to worry. It’s what we do. We convince ourselves that we worry to stay motivated. We believe we worry to stay focused on the important things in life. We worry because everyone else worries. We worry because we don’t know how to stop worrying. Very simply, we are worriers.

Martha worried that there was much to be done around the house when their special guest (Jesus) arrived. She wanted Mary’s help so she appealed to Jesus. His answer to her was, “Stop worrying, Martha. There is nothing more important than trying to get to know the Lord.”

There really isn’t anything more important than spending time with Jesus. The more we get to know Him, the easier it becomes to cast our worries aside. He is the One who brings us peace. We can’t do it without Him. In order to get rid of the worry in our lives, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts and souls so that when a worry appears, we can immediately turn it over to the Lord. The more we turn to Jesus the less we will worry!

I realize this is a lot easier said than done, but like a bad habit – smoking, drinking, a drug addiction, etc. – worry, too, can be conquered. The cure is Jesus! You may need a hundred doses a day, but getting to know Him will be worth the effort!

Jesus is the Cure (2)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25, NIV)

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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8 Comments on “WHAT, ME WORRY?”

  1. garden2day Says:

    Such great advice that I seem to have problems with. On the other hand, I also like to give God help when I should sit still. I seem to do the opposite many times of what I should be doing. A hundred doses a day is not an exaggeration. 🙂 Dave, I hope you are well. Please take care! 😀


  2. Awesome post, I love it! Such great advice, thank you! I am going to reblog it! Keep blogging Dave, you inspire me!


  3. Reblogged this on thinkinaboutjesus and commented:
    This is a great post! Enjoy!


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