Just a Personal Touch
Today I received an e-mail from my son, Aaron. In the e-mail he asked the following question:
What do you think Dad?
Something I’ve been thinking about: is worrying a sin? Did Jesus ‘worry’ in the Garden before He was betrayed/crucified?
I responded with the following:
I haven’t specifically researched the issue but I can’t see how normal worrying would be sinful. After all, how can we exercise faith if we have zero concerns?
No, worrying is the first stage of knowing something is amiss or wrong or needs fixing. Continuing to worry after handing the problem off to the Lord is natural.
There is however, a place which goes beyond normal reasonable worry, that place of desperation after giving it to the Lord. This is that place where people begin to bargain with God and then not trusting or fleecing the Lord, or maybe receiving an answer to their fleecing the Lord and then they fail to trust the Lord in that answer. Sin? Not sure.
Some people have a greater capacity to let go and let God.
Some people have a greater capacity to live righteous lifestyles.
But… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all need the shed blood of Jesus.
So give your capacity of worrying to the Lord and “who cares” because God has it handled and you are forgiven.
Anyways, that’s my answer to worry, don’t worry about it, just give whatever level you worry with to the shed blood of the Lamb!
- For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV)
The Lord bless each of you with all grace in Christ Jesus!
Steven R. Harrel