Wednesday, January 27, 2010

our favorite sin (part 1).

our favorite sin = WORRYING.

i searched the word "worry" in different translations of the bible and i found it so ironic that the words "DO NOT" precedes the word worry in almost all of the verses, in any translation.

i wonder, why it is then, that everyone - especially christians, seem to think that worrying is "okay" & acceptable.

we worry about a lot of things, even if we won't admit it. we worry about our work (or lack thereof), our bills, our bank accounts, our weight, our health, our spouses, our salary, our pets, our parents, our children, our future, our gadgets, our looks. we worry about sickness, we worry if we ever will get married, have more children, or if we married the "right person".

we worry when the end of the world will be, we even worry about our sports team or favorite tv show. sometimes we can even take it one notch higher in a more "spiritual level" and worry about what God is going to do in our lives in the future...we worry if He's ever going to be able to fulfill the desires we have in our hearts and make our dreams come true


YET, the bible clearly says: DO NOT WORRY!

we forget that worrying is a sin... because it means we do not fully trust in God. we doubt His ability to provide for us and to take care of us and those we love. we choose to make our current circumstances & problems bigger than He is.

worrying leads to STRESS, which is now the #1 health problem in our society today. stress causes heart problems, diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, hypertension, body pains, gastro-intestinal problems, etc. etc. it also causes so much strain in our relationships, which, in the long haul will cause marriages to be broken or build rifts in families that cause so much emotinal damage.

S.T.R.E.S.S. I.S. K.I.L.L.I.N.G. U.S. S.L.OW.L.Y.

so why then do we allow this killer in our homes,
in our hearts, in our lives, in our family?
why do we allow worry to overcome us?
and what does the bible say about how to overcome this killer?

to be continued tomorrow.... our favorite sin (part2)