Why Worry?

Day 6 of 6 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Reevaluate the usefulness of worry 

In the past week we have explored the idea of worry, how to challenge our thoughts and the relevance of God’s promises in helping us live a life free of worry. In addition, we discussed practical tools we can implement to continue living free from worry. 

In dealing with worry, the final thing we must do is, reevaluate the usefulness of worrying. As long as you believe that your worries serve a purpose, you will be hesitant about reducing your worries. So we revisit the scripture from the first day of this devotional, Matthew 6:27 - ‘And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure to his stature or to the span of his life?’.

Response for the day: 

Intentionally challenge two areas where you think worrying is useful. For example: If you say that ‘worry helps in problem solving’ - challenge this thought with, ‘do you actually solve your problems by worrying or by doing?’ Or, if you say that ‘worrying is essential for success’ - challenge this with ‘does worrying significantly improve your performance or are there negative emotional, psychological and physical consequences?

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Thank you for reading the 'Why Worry?' devotional written by Ruth (@__iamruth)  and Kanayo (@doctorkanayo). We’d love to continue the journey of overcoming worry with you, so stay connected and check out our other resources for the journey.