Why do you worry?

Worrying is a painful thing to do, and yet we as humans are experts at worrying, are we not? We worry constantly! We worry about our future, our relationships, our children, our families, our money, our jobs, our health issues, about life itself!!

And yet there is no real reason to worry! All of the above things have one thing in common: the things we worry about are the things that sustain our lives here on earth. Think about each of the things I mentioned before – these are all necessities to live on this earth, and so we worry about them.

But have you ever seen a person worrying about their spiritual lives? About the things that they need to sustain themselves spiritually? Does anyone run around saying things like , “Oh my goodness, I forgot to read the Bible today!” or “I didn’t get time to pray today, what am I going to do!?” or maybe “Oh gosh I saw a sinner and I let him go without talking to him about Christ!” ?

I think not. These are spiritual necessities, and we tend to not worry about such things.

I think it is time to change things around. I want to improve as a Christian myself as well. I want my mind to be worrying about spiritual things all the time instead of worldly things.

Regarding our worldly needs, here is what the Bible says:

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) 

You know I love this verse, because I have experienced it a few times myself, even if in small ways. One time I was doing some last minute studying for a terrible history test, when my friend messaged me asking about some spiritual things. I was hesitant about it but then I remembered this verse and spent that night talking to my friend about God. My human brain said I would fail that test due to a complete lack of time to study! And yet I came out with an A for that test! I know this is a tiny instance but I consider every small thing a generous gift from God, and I can’t say how many times this verse has proven to be true in my life.

God doesn’t lie. If He says He’ll take care of something for you, He MEANS IT!

All you need to do is trust His word. If you sacrifice something for His sake, He’ll make sure you are rewarded for that. That’s how awesome our God is!

Have you also noticed that THROUGHOUT the Bible is a vast amount of verses that say one thing: “FEAR NOT”! 

“Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield” (Genesis 15:1) 

“fear not, for I am with thee” (Genesis 26:24) 

“fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“fear not: have not I commanded you?” (2 Samuel 13:28)

“Fear not; I will help thee.” (Isaiah 41:13)

“Fear not: for I have redeemed thee” (Isaiah 43:1)

“Fear not: believe only” (Luke 8:50)

“Fear not; I am the first and the last:” (Revelation 1:17) 

And these are just a FEW of the many more verses in the Bible that tell us to stop being afraid, because our God is all powerful enough to take us through anything and everything!

Do you believe that God is the Creator of the universe and all that we see? Do you believe this same God is all powerful? Do you believe that God doesn’t lie? Do you believe that the God that sacrificed His own Son for YOUR sake has enough mercy and love to help you through a hard situation?

If your answers to the previous questions were “yes”, then why do you fear? Why do you worry? Worry is a manifestation of your heart’s fear. Stop worrying about your worldly life.

If a little child cannot trust his father enough to jump into his hands from a high tree, think of how disappointed that father would be? God is our Father. Let us learn to trust Him.

Let us learn to worry more about our spiritual relationship with God. Let us worry about carrying out our duties as citizens of the Kingdom of God by spreading the word.

God bless you all, and may us all find the courage and faith to boldly walk through life’s hardships knowing that God is by our side.


What’s the big deal?

We Christians are the true children of God. True. We have access to the greatest treasures of heaven which counts as an eternal advantage over other humans. True. We are the only ones who can even think of having peace of mind in our hardest trials and tribulations, because we have someone that no one else has- Jesus Christ. True. True, true, true.

But the funny thing is, I have sometimes come across certain people who are Christians, and for that matter they think of themselves as all high and mighty. They can’t associate with poor people, they need to be surrounded by a high-class society and lifestyle, and they won’t talk to people who aren’t of their “caliber”. Once this fellow “advised” us. He said, “We need to show the world that we are Christians, and for that matter we need to have a much more serious look on our face. We must appear before others as formidable, high-level people. And that’s why I am looking to buy the latest model car, so that I can drive up to places I used to walk to before, and make others say ‘what a respectable and royal person he is’. You must also make others say this.”

I can’t even imagine where to begin with the number of mistakes that a person like this has made being a Christian. First of all, Christianity is all about humility. A family where even the master makes himself a servant to all others. Second of all, by not associating with the poor, we are not making ourselves look more of a high-class level. We are rather contradicting the teachings of our Lord Christ to be kind to the poor and ever-forgiving.

Why must we be so full of ourselves because we are the children of God? True, it is the greatest treasure in the world to cherish, to be lucky enough to know the true God as our father, but that doesn’t give us an automatic license to look down upon others.

We are appointed here to do our best and save as many souls as possible from doom. In order to complete that task effectively, we must first follow the humble teachings of Christ and walk before others in the great dignity of having an overcoming sense of humility.

Yes, it is the greatest honor to have humility. It is an invisible crown that we, and only we, are able to carry, for we are the only true children of God. To think of oneself as high and mighty is the equivalent of trampling on the golden crown our Savior marked us with to stand out amongst others.. as True Children of God.