Read John 10:1-10. Are you a worrier? Do you worry so much that if you’re not worrying, you start to worry that you’re not worrying?
Worrying is a scourge. It robs us of any joy there is in the world. How can we rid ourselves of worry? One of the best ways is to remind ourselves that God is God. We are not! That means he is in control. We can relinquish control! When we understand that, we can start to let go of worry.
The God who is God has promised to take care of us. He is a good God and he wants to provide all of our needs and more. Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 MSG). If we relinquish control then he will feed us, lead us and meet our needs today.
Perhaps one we can combat worry is to remind ourselves of this each day. If we begin each day reminding ourselves that God is good and that as the Good Shepherd Jesus will feed us, lead us and meet our needs for today, we can let go of worry and trust him.
Why not give it a go?
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
• How might Jesus’ promise of “more and better life than they ever dreamed of” help you not to worry?