I have found that worrying is a huge waste of time and energy. Corrie Ten Boom survived a Nazi concentration camp and once said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” How true. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Neh. 8:10), and it is really hard to focus on a situation we are worrying about and on the joy of the Lord at the same time.
Let’s go on a “worry fast.” The next time you are tempted to worry about a situation in your life, make a choice to replace those thoughts by focusing on the Lord. His joy will be your strength!