Distracted by Worry

Distracted by Worry

What has worry ever done for us? As those who lead like Jesus, we have to acknowledge that Jesus didn’t worry. He was concerned about completing what God had given Him to do, but worry didn’t hold Him back. Jesus’ example in dealing with potential worries is clear: Take your concerns to the Father in prayer. Are you concerned for family and friends? Pray. Are you burdened with heavy responsibilities? Pray. Don’t know what to do? Pray. Trust the Father to provide what you need.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.—Psalm 139:23, 24

Prayer: God, forgive us for offending You by letting worry shape our mindset instead of turning to You in trusting prayer. Replace worry and distraction with focused living and prayerful action. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.