As parents, we worry daily and feel it’s justified because we manage so many moving parts. Our responsibilities are never-ending so why not adapt to worry less? What if we could trust God more? Worry is a learned behavior, therefore we can UNLEARN it, right? We aren’t born worrying. When you were a child, do you remember worrying about where the meals came from or how the mortgage was getting paid? As children, we trusted our parents to provide and it’s the same concept with how we trust God, our father. God provides everything we need! As a matter of fact, if you don’t have it right now, you don’t need it. Worry is simply unreasonable for a believer in Christ. Look all around you.
If worry is a learned behavior, does this mean our children could learn this from us? Raising our children is part of our calling. How can we live by example to show our children what it looks like to truly trust our Father? Our kids are observing our worry but they also see what we trust in and what is safe.
“You trust Jesus for your salvation but not every day worries? He’s getting you out of hell and into heaven. Your eternal punishment is paid for- and we trust that. But we can’t trust Him for smaller issues?” Dr. Jeremy McGarity
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you- you of little faith?
- What are your worries?
- Do you remember anyone worrying when you were a child? What did that look like to you?
- What can you start, stop and/or continue today to start unlearning worry?