Go On Worry, Prove It Doesn’t Work – Part Two

Simply stated, Jesus said, “Don’t ever worry.”

Worry is an attitude of mind that affects the body physically. Emotional instability causes physical deterioration. Jesus understood the destructive power of worry, and he knew that this negative mental attitude was detrimental to health.

Worry will fatigue every neuron in your psyche.

When you worry your adrenal gland is functioning so rapidly that your bloodstream cannot throw off the excess adrenaline.

Some medical authorities say that worry places more stress on the heart than any other stimulus, including physical exercise and/or fatigue. Some estimate that worry causes two-thirds of today’s physical illness. It contributes to high blood pressure, heart trouble, kidney disease, goiter, arthritis, headaches, and strokes. It can cause excessive perspiration, muscle tension, hyperventilation, abdominal pain, “butterflies,” nausea, and a quivering voice.

People who don’t know how to win over worry lose the battle for life. Worry results in phobias, neuroses, psychoses, psychophysiologic disorders. 

Worry in the extreme causes abulia — the loss of will power. Abulia is a word for a nervous breakdown.

Worry is like a soft bed, it is easy to get into and hard to get out of. 

Once a positive or negative pattern of thought is established, and this is often done early in life, it becomes instinctive to maintain it.

How then can we win over worry?

“Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established…” (Proverbs 16:3)

“Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (II Cor. 12: 9b) Accept your limitations and liabilities and resolve to use them to the glory of the Lord.

“God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (II Tim. 1:7) Analyze your thoughts.

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? Why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” (Psalms 42: 5)

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you”(Isaiah 26:3).

“Casting all your care on Him, for He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7). Worry, in effect says, “You lied, God.”

Settle the issue of eternity by placing your faith in Christ. Cast the care of your eternal destiny on the Lord. If you have never done this, don’t worry about it, just do.