It may make you feel better to know you’re not the only one who worries!
Someone once quipped: “Worry works – 98% of the things I worried about never happened!”
But just because our minds can so easily move to worry, doesn’t mean that’s the right way to live life! There are ways to overcome it.
We’re challenged, as believers, not to worry. And one great tip is to choose some good friends to help along the way.
- Talking with good friends can help overcome worry.
- We find out they may have had the same worry too, and it was ok.
- We get encouragement from others as they tell us to “hang in there.”
- We benefit from great questions getting to the root of our worry.
- We see God’s hand at work as friends pray for us in the midst of our worry.
- We grow in friendship as we share one another’s burdens.
- We experience the power of someone listening.
- We take strength in doing the right thing in tough times.
- We diminish the power of a worry by speaking it aloud to a friend and trusting God to take care of it.
- We sense comfort knowing we are not alone.
Of course, we don’t want to smother a friend with all your worries – it’s a two-way street. Develop healthy friendships now so you can be a friend to another person as they may encounter a tough time.
And know that Jesus is always a friend in your time of worry or anxiety.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.1 Peter 5:7
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.Proverbs 17:17
Just finished reading a book called Worry Less Now. It had some interesting stuff to think about, though the book did leave out a Christian perspective on giving our worries to the Lord.