You might have heard it said that worrying just adds stress to your life, which is bad for your mental and physical well-being. The problem with this is that knowing this can just add even more worry to your life, which creates this vicious cycle of worrying and knowing it’s bad to worry and worrying more about that.
So, how do you stop worrying about everything?
Well, it turns out that the Bible has some helpful advice we can turn toward.
What the Bible has to say about how to stop worrying about everything
When we create these articles for readers like you, we don’t like to overwhelm you with verses from the Bible. However, in this case, we can’t think of a better way to talk about why you shouldn’t worry than what Jesus Himself has to say about it:
“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion — do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers — most of which are never even seen — don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
- Matthew 6:25-33 (MSG)
Yeah, this isn’t a manual with a step-by-step solution for how to stop worrying about everything, but it gives us a very helpful perspective on why worrying is pointless, which we find helps us stop worrying so much.
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