My Sin

This Sunday  morning my pastor preached on a subject that really resonates with me. A sin that I struggle with more than any other. One that keeps me up at night. Has me chewing my nails, getting angry at my husband, and is consistently making me no fun to be around.

Worry.

I never thought of Worry as a sin before. I am a natural worrier, I’m always worrying about the “what if’s” and “could be’s”.  I thought it was something everyone does. Isn’t it? Aren’t we forever worrying about finances, family members, jobs, our kids, our health?

Then he said something that really spoke to me…

“There’s a big difference between worry and concern.”

We can be concerned about our finances. But, we can pray about them, save a little better, and not lot it ruin our marriage.

We can be concerned about our health. But, we can pray about it- we don’t have to let it make us lose sleep.

We can be concerned about our children, but we can raise them right, and give them over to God. Pray over them and teach them right from wrong.

One of my favorite verses is this- Matthew 6:27: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

The next time I feel the mountain of worry start to overshadow me, I’m going to repeat that verse over and over.

There is no point, no reason to worry. It will NEVER help my situation. It will only ruin my day. Put me in a bad mood, and steal my joy.

No one ever got anywhere by worrying.

If you suffer from this affliction as well, remind yourself. Over and over if you have to. Write it down, hang it somewhere you can see it. Make it your anthem. And repeat after me: “I CAN NOT ADD A SINGLE HOUR TO MY LIFE BY WORRYING.” I’ll do it with you- because I need the reminder more than anyone.

Are you a natural worrier? What are some ways you curb your worries? Special verses you read or prayers you pray?

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Gemma

    August 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I’m truly am the worst worrier…. literally worry myself sick sometimes, it’s terrible! Something I really need to work on

    1. mrsbishop

      August 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      We’ll work on it together!

  2. T Austin

    August 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    “Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.” These are words I try to live by. It’s so hard sometimes but it’s important we don’t get sucked into worry. It keeps us from enjoying our blessings of the day

  3. Caroline @ In Due Time

    August 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    So hard!!! So thankful EVERYTHING is in Jesus’ hand and we truly never have anything to worry about – it’s only remembering that truth 🙂

    1. mrsbishop

      August 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Yes- yes- yes! Speaking that truth over my life every day!

  4. Cathi

    August 15, 2015 at 2:27 am

    “Do not be anxious about *anything*, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil 4:6 Relax, give it to God, and don’t take it back. Easier said than done sometimes. 🙂

    1. mrsbishop

      August 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Yes it is. Working on it! 😉

  5. Anne Campbell

    August 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    This is one of the hardest things to overcome. Prayer really helps!

  6. Fear of the Improbable

    March 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

    […] have let worry become a sin in my life. And like any other sin, it takes root like a weed. If you water it, it will grow. The more […]

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