“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom. One of the hardest temptations for me is worrying. I worry about everything, from small unimportant details to large prominent obstacles. If something could go wrong, I worry about it. How many of you do this? I feel like, especially with school starting again, and the New Year before us many of us are tempted to worry about what will happen in the next twelve months. But worrying is a dangerous trap that keeps us from trusting God and turns our focus from God’s will to our own will.In Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus commands us not to worry about anything because God will take care of us. Worrying is almost like telling God, “I don’t trust you to work things out for your glory, and I want to control this situation myself.” This is especially hard for me. As a type A perfectionist, I want to control every situation so that nothing can go wrong. In Romans 8:28 it says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” God has a plan for each and every one of us and that plan is perfectly in line with His divine will. How amazing is that? If you think of it that way, nothing can go wrong! Everything, the good and the bad, is ordained by God and will ultimately coincide with his perfect plan.
As hard as it sounds, I encourage all of you not to worry in this New Year. I challenge you to trust in God’s plan for your life. Whether you’re in school or have a job and are supporting a family, know that God’s plan for you is infinitely more wonderful than anything you could possible imagine and that everything that transpires in your life is in accordance with His will. Do as it says in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Written by Cara Chesney, a teen truly seeking the Lord. She is an excelling high school student and actress with an amazing voice. As you can see, she is also a talented writer.