It’s easier to say, “no worries” than it is to not worry. When I say, “no worries”, I usually mean I’m not worried so the other person shouldn’t worry either. I’ve heard the old adage: “Worry is a lot like a rocking chair – It will give you something to do, but won’t get you anywhere”. I try hard to not worry about much.
Paul’s challenge is Philippians to worry about nothing, instead, pray about everything. Check this out…
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
19 And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7,19 CSB)
I believe worry can crowd out my faith and trust in the Lord. Worry says that I must be in charge or in control of my circumstances. I’m not going to act like I never worry. I can say I’ve really grown in this area because I’ve grown in my faith and trust in the Lord. I’ve learned that I’m simply not responsible for all the things that happen to me or could happen to me.
Worry can paralyze me.
Worry can distract me.
Worry can depress me.
Worry can weaken me.
I’m learning to trust the Lord with everything and do my best to worry about nothing. My prayer life has grown tremendously since I’m learning to trust more. I don’t have to be sitting at home in a quiet place to pray. My prayers are simply conversations with the Lord all day long. When I’m facing a stressful phone call or meeting – I pray for peace and patience. The Lord is the Source of my “no worries” attitude.
I will do what I can do and I will sit back and watch Him do what ONLY He can do! No Worries!