Being worried about almost anything and everything in this world is easy.
All it takes it’s few words, a lie, or being convinced of something terrible that will never happen or might.
Worry, Lamentation, Complain, Fear and Anxiety do not come from God, therefore as children of God, we ought to walk according to our calling and given command of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is:
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life… –Matthew 6:25
And yet this command is often ignored and neglected in the life of the children of God. I have had a lot of Christian who often say to me “if we don’t worry about our lives how are we to live then?”
We worry about things like work, paying bills, the unknown and the what ifs, etc.
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? –Matthew 6:27 KJV
Some even believe that by worrying, they can add to their lives that which is good.
It had happened before when the children of God did find solutions while they were worried, for mercy/compassion moved God not their worries. Note that worry does not please God nor does it glorify Him for thus it is written, “…The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17) faith is the complete opposite of worry.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. –Hebrews 11:1 KJV
The Children of Israel tested God by worrying
Take for example the children of Israel when the whole assembly had no water and got thirsty, they tested the Lord and provoked Him to anger in the wilderness of Sin. Now God was not angered by the assembly because they asked for water for God knew they were in need of it, but it was how they asked that was an issue, for they were filled with worries for their lives which resulted in them to pray in complain and without faith before God (Referring to Exodus 17:1-7).
Now we may try to justify ourselves every time by saying to ourselves that we have a good reason to complain and worry, but no man is justified before God by his reasoning, although God did provide water for the Israelites in the wilderness being moved by His mercies/compassion.
When Years had passed, Moses warned the children of Israel not to repeat the same error they committed:
Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. –Deuteronomy 6:16 KJV
Why does Moses care to remind the children of Israel to not dwell in the same mind of worry that led them to test God in the wilderness by murmuring, “…saying, Is the Lord among us, or not?” (Exodus 17:7)
The Church Is Warned About Worrying
and that Paul also took much care to forewarn the Church in the same manner?
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. –1 Corinthians 10:9-12 KJV
Take notice of one thing that Paul says “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
God doesn’t want us to stop from worrying just because He prefers faith over worry in men or wants to prove himself that He is powerful, it’s much deeper than that.
God seeks to save us from the destroyer (Satan) who plants worries in us with the attent of trying to find an entry door to our lives. For worrying always leads to disbelief with time.
Here are the words and works of faith according to the Holy Scriptures:
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. –Isaiah 35:4 KJV
And how is He able to do just that according to His Word? It’s when we do as it is written:
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. –Psalm 56:3-4 KJV
again it is written
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. –Matthew 10:28 KJV
For satan is only able to kill the body if we grant him access by worrying and disbelief, but God is able to bring both the soul and body in hell.