“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life.” Matthew 6:25
Sometimes, our words don’t match our actions. It doesn’t always mean that we are being unauthentic. It’s just that bad habits, such as worrying, are hard to break. Our intentions are good and we really are trying. We’re praying constantly and reading scriptures that relate to our problem. We know the truth in our spirit but our flesh keeps betraying us and we fall back into those old habits. Most of the times we don’t even realize that our actions or words are conflicting with our faith.
If you want to know if you have truly put your worries in the Lord’s hands, ask yourself these questions. Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you plagued with nightmares? Are you suffering from headaches on a daily basis? Are you eating more or less than usual? Are you having trouble digesting? Are you feeling nervous and jittery? Are you easily irritated–do you find yourself snapping at people when they have only said hello? Are you isolating yourself from your friends and loved ones? Do you feel depressed? Are you becoming more forgetful or having trouble concentrating? Are you getting clumsy? Do you feel physically and mentally fatigued? Does it seem like you’re always catching a cold or flu?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might still be holding on to those worries. God is very clear on the subject of worry. We are not to worry about anything. Whenever worry creeps up on us, we are to place it in God’s hands. “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.
We have to remember that no matter what we’re going through, God is always there and wanting to help us. We have to stop trying to keep control over a situation that we have turned over to Him. He can fix things and clean up messes better than anyone. It’s possible that He was already working on the solution to your problem before you even asked Him for help. Your worries are not yours to keep, so let them stay where they belong, in the Lord’s capable hands.