A story is told about a man who came face to face with the dangers of worry one day. As this man walked to town one day he encountered Death. He asked Death this question, “What are you going to do?”
“I’m going to take 100 people,” Death replied.
“That’s horrible!” the man said.
“That’s the way it is,” Death said. “That’s what I do.”
The man hurried to warn everyone he could about Death’s plan. As evening fell, he met Death again. He had heard that a thousand people had died that day. “You told me you were going to take 100 people,” the man said. “Why did 1,000 die?”
“I kept my word,” Death responded. “I only took 100 people. Worry took the others.”
We need to learn to break the worry habit before it breaks us. How? First all, we need to understand what its ultimate cause is? What is at the root of worry? “Worry is unbelief in disguise.” So my encouragement to you if you struggle with worry is to build your faith because as George Mueller said, “The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” How do you build your faith? Get into the bible and let the bible get into you. Romans 10:17: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” The words of the bible vaccinate us against worry.
In addition, pray. Philippian’s 4:5-7 says: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Prayer is more than just talk; it’s uniting the soul to God. And as we do, we transfer into him our anxiety, and he transfers into us his peace which passes all understanding.
In short, turn your worry into worship!