Scripture: Matthew 6:27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Devotional: Worry. It’s a common problem that we share, and it will be the subject of our next two weeks of devotions. We often make light of the things we focus on to worry about, even having a term for excessive worriers: worry warts.
But worry isn’t something to take lightly. Studies show that excessive worry not only doesn’t add to your life, as our Scripture suggests, but it actually takes away from your life. Excessive worrying has been shown to lower your IQ, increase health problems and shorten life. That’s enough to cause a worrier to worry.
But be encouraged. And let’s dive in together for the next two weeks to seek to alleviate the worry from our life. Sure, the temptation to worry will always be there. But the good news is you don’t have to bite. You CAN learn to think differently.
- On a scale of 1-10, where would you rate your level of worry on a daily basis?
- What things do you most find yourself being anxious about?