What are you concerning yourself with that you have absolutely no control over?
Corrie Ten Boom was the only member of her family to survive the Nazi death camps of World War II. Having faced death on a regular basis, she once said…
“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer
is too small to be made into a burden.”
What is it that you are worrying about right now?
Events unfolding in the world around you?
Whatever it is, the next question is…
Have you prayed about it?
We have a Heavenly Father who is concerned with every part of our lives, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. He reminds us repeatedly in His word of this fact.
In I Peter 5:7, we are told…
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
This is not just a nice thought or helpful suggestion from an ancient book — this is a present imperative command and promise from the living, breathing Word of God!
Still need more convincing?
Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
~ Psalm 55:22
If your situation is not big enough to pray about, it’s not big enough to worry about.
However, if you earnestly seek God about it, you may just find that He takes the worry away, and replaces it with His peace.