Worry, the OPPOSITE of faith

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; not about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6

Worry is the opposite of faith.  It comes from the insidious, quiet lies Satan whispers.

Our human minds have a hard time grasping the whole, encompassing love that God has for us. We can’t love like that until we get into a relationship with God. It isn’t just a little knowledge about Him, it is knowing Him, personally, deeply, and learning more of Him and from Him each day.  It is being in love with someone and craving getting to know that other person more and more; this wanting to know God/Christ/Holy Spirit more and more, deeper and deeper, is like that.

When we worry, fret, and gnaw on a problem, –which we have all done—it is holding us back from God’s rest and from His promptly dealing with the problem. But God will sometime not solve issues right away.  He wants us to not worry, to TRUST He has whatever the issue is, and to just come closer to knowing Him. He wants us to know His thoughts, His love, and his ways. He wants us to develop more of His ways. He wants us to learn tolerance, forgiveness, perseverance, gentleness, kindness.  He wants us to turn our worries to Him and then not fret and allow Him to handle.


 He does not want us worrying, quarreling, being impatient and mistrustful, and so many other sinful things we need to work on and grow away from.  Worry is saying you don’t trust that God can fix your problem. You don’t believe He can or will handle this for you. Oh, He might for someone else—someone more religious, a deeper believer, or someone else you compare yourself with. But that is NOT God’s way. That is what we do.

God sees us as His children. He wants the best for us. He does not hold grudges. Again, we humans do that. Not God. God forgives, and does not recall the memory of our sin. That too is us.

He forgives. He gives you a clean slate, and only wants you to learn more of Him, to seek Him, and to walk closer with Him. He wants you to learn what true love is. He shows us complete forgiveness, no imprisonment from shame, but a true relationship with Him. You are His child. He is your Father.

He wants you not to worry, and to trust Him with the outcome of your trouble.  This has been such a comfort to ‘mybellaviews.’