Today’s Scripture: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:31-33

Worry is a part of our lives whether we want to admit it or not. It seems like worry is programmed into our brains. If we don’t have something to worry about, we worry about that. Remember, God has a solution for every worry that comes into your life. Here are some statistics on worry. 40% of what you worry about never happens. 30% of worries are about things that have already happened. 12% of worry is over money. 10% of worry is over health. That leaves 8% of worry that actually happens.

Remember, you can’t change things when they are outside of your control. It doesn’t help you to worry about something you can’t change.

One time a lady came to me and said, “Pastor, worry does help. All the things I worry about don’t happen. If I didn’t worry about them, they probably would happen.”

Fog is composed of tiny droplets of water. It is supposed to be true that when half the city of Chicago is covered in fog, it is only composed of four gallons of water. When you look at the fog, it seems like so much, but if you really examined it, you would find that it is really just a tiny bit of water.

Isn’t that a good example of what worry does to us? A tiny bit of nothing gets us so worked up, we don’t know what to do. Worry is useless because it keeps you from doing what needs to get done.
Remember this today when you are tempted to worry about something that doesn’t really matter anyway.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder