Do Christians Need To Worry?
If asked the question “Do Christian Need To Worry?” I think most Christians would instinctively say “no” based on their faith and then go on about their lives without applying that faith into their daily living.
It seems we all worry about the future. Sometimes we worry about the our past and what it means to our future. It is human nature to worry about the unknown.
As humans we are fallible and that gives us all the more reason to worry. We know our experience level or lack of experience. We compare that to the task at hand which may be all the more reason to worry.
If you don’t understand the gospel message relative to the concept of worry then you are probably going to worry about life events regardless of your answer. If you are reading this article then you know that the gospel provides help dealing with worry. That’s a good start.
The gospel of Jesus Christ provides us with hope and confidence if we choose to follow the teachings related to the attitude of worry.
Let’s start with the popular scripture found in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Consider all the people in your life and ask yourself who do I really trust? I hope you have at least a few people to trust. But then again, when we put our trust in fallible human beings, we are, in a way, like the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. We need to be like the wise man who builds his house on a rock. The rock in this case is trusting in The Lord with all our heart.
The people we have chosen to trust here in mortality may be trust worthy up to the point of human frailty but Jesus Christ, our Redeemer is the rock upon which we can place our trust with supreme confidence that our trust will be rewarded, not betrayed.
With perfect trust or confidence in The Lord, we don’t need to worry. He will direct our paths. Some Christians I have met worry about where or how our paths will be directed as we trust in The Lord. I understand the thought and have had similar feelings.
Consider what we are taught in Romans: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
The Lord will direct our paths for our own good and in a way that will build us up. We need to accept that we are, as Christians supposed to seek God’s will and do it. If we put our trust in Him, He will direct our paths. This alone should stop our worry.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows…” (Isaiah 53:4) Through the atonement, Jesus Christ suffered for our sins, grief and sorrow.
Sometimes we worry about how our past will affect our future. If we exercise faith in Jesus Christ then we don’t need to hold onto the sorrows or grief of the past.
All this boils down to having faith in Jesus Christ and let Him bare our grief and carry our sorrow and let him direct our path. All we have to do to live a worry free life is to have continuous faith in our Savior and be happy to follow as He directs our paths.