“Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it” (PV 15:16)
In Hebrew, the word ‘trouble’ in means confusion, anger or destruction. This is my stand: I prefer to have less money, to dress with simple clothes and eat ‘ordinary’ food but with peace and joy in the Holy Ghost; than to have a million dollars that is mixed with confusion and anger that will destroy me.
Worrying is feeling restless or being overly concerned about a situation or problem. With excessive worrying, your mind and body go into overdrive as you constantly focus on “what might happen”. You become oversensitive about your environment. The people around seem to be a threat to you. You fear that your family and friends will add to your troubles. You withdraw from them. Worry is poison to your relationships.
What is the Bible’s view about this subject? WORRY IS SIN! What are the causes of worry? Money is top of the list! I read that eighty percent of all Americans worry about money. Other reasons for worry is your health, the opinions of others about you, your body image, thinking about your past mistakes and the unknown future, watching news on the TV and other things. Worry produces depression. It steals the joy of life. Worry divides the mind. Somebody said that ‘worry is emotional atheism’. The one who worries says ‘My God is too small for my big problems…God is in exile. God has abandoned His throne!” Repentance says: “God is back on His Throne. He cares for me!” You need to reject the god of your imagination and go back to the God of the Bible!
“Do not worry about tomorrow!” (Mt 6:34) This is the command of Jesus! To worry is to disobey God’s command!
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible: “I will trust and not be afraid!” (Is 12:2)
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
Jehovah Jireh is my God and He cares for me!
I will trust God and not be afraid!
God shall provide all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus!
I prosper in all things!
God’s grace is sufficient for me!
My life is a testimony that my God is alive!
I shall give God all the glory for everything!
I shall rejoice!
In Jesus name