The Futility of Worry

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” - Matthew 6:34

Let neither the depression from the past nor the fear of the future deny you of your peace for today. Jesus understood the troubles with the human heart. When He spoke those timeless words, He knew the nature of man.

We worry. We worry, even if we can’t admit that we worry. Some worry more than others. And we all worry about different things. But we all worry or, at the very least, have the inclination to worry.

Anxiety, paranoia, fear, and all kinds of phobias are deeply rooted in man’s desire (not “need”) to control everything. Worry is man’s useless attempt at control.

Somewhere within our minds we believe that if we can assess, analyze, and consider a matter thoroughly enough, long enough, and intensely enough that we can prevent or solve the problem.

This is why Jesus asked this powerful, rhetorical question:

“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” - Matthew 6:27

Worry accomplishes nothing.

Your breakthrough, your freedom from fear and anxiety, begins with exchanging worry with prayer.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” - Philippians 4:6

So, today, replace worrisome thinking with faith-filled prayer. Exchange what troubles you for what gives you peace. Give up the futility of worry and walk in the effectiveness of prayer.