Everyone knows that catchy song, “Don’t worry, be happy” sung by Bobby McFarrin. I love this song not because of its clever lyrics or upbeat tune, but also the message he is protraying. I know for all of us that worrying is such a draining ascpect. Let me say some facts I found about worrying: Chronic worrying causes a numerous counts of health problems such as dizziness, fast heart beat, sweating. Or on worse cases: fatigue, inability to concentrate, shortness of breath, and digestive issues. I can name a time I was so consumed by worrying.
It was actually a month ago. I noticed all month that I was having shortness of breath and my heart was repeatedly throbbing. I could not seem to shake it. I kept letting my anxiety build up until one day at work I just exploded. The heavy traffic in and out of my store I work in plus dealing with the twitches from my Tourette Sydrome were weighing down on me. I just had enough. Lately I have been reading a lot devotions that tell us not to worry. More importantly, God doesn’t want us to worrry. I have been primarily focusing on that and today it all just clicked for me when I read this verse: “I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalms 56:4 NLT
Those words soothed my insides deeply. Wow, imagine if we all in the midst of worrying, just stop ourselves and trust God. He commands us many times in his word not to worry because He doesn’t want us to deal with the side affects. When we let an inch of worry into our minds we go into a state of self loathing, self consciousness, and we begin to believe the lies the enemy tells us. God has spoken to us and the many people in the stories we read that He will sustain us when we trust Him through our trials. This place we are inhabited on is not our home at all. It doesn’t want us to feel welcomed, it doesn’t want us to feel peace. That’s why Jesus ascended from Earth to show us that there is a place specially made for us. We all have to be here for each other and remind one another that the trials we face here are unmatchable to the Bride that is coming for us. So, are you going to stop believing lies and start believing the Truth?