I read that an executive once decided to do all his worrying on one day each week. He chose Wednesdays. When anything happened that gave him anxiety and annoyed his ulcer, he would write it down and put it in his worry box and forget about it until next Wednesday. The interesting thing was that on the following Wednesday when he opened his worry box, he found that most of the things that had disturbed him the past six days were already settled. It would have been useless to worry about them.
What if every time you worried about something, a difficult situation at work, a trying coworker, a sick child, you brought that worry to the throne of grace realizing that God heard you and would answer your call? This is a much greater solution than starting a worry box. A famous saying about worry still holds true. Worry is like a rocking horse. It makes you feel like you are getting somewhere, but you really aren’t.
Is worry crippling your prayer life, keeping you from prayer? Is worry hindering your Bible study making, you not concentrate on the passages you are reading? Is worry stopping your productivity at the office, keeping your mind from focusing on your daily tasks? Then I ask you to take your concerns to the throne of grace. Spend time praying about each of your concerns. Then spend some time in Bible study. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you a specific scripture to help you with your problem. Then go about your day with a calm spirit, knowing that God is faithful and has promised to help.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.