Remember Your Anchor
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” —Luke 12:25
You know the experience. A little voice speaks up from the recesses of your mind. You try to ignore it. It cries out louder. And before you know it, a full-blown conversation is raging in your head—worry!
With this rhetorical question in Luke 12, Jesus challenges us to consider: What does worrying really accomplish?
When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it? When was the last time you heard testimony of someone worrying their way out of unemployment? Worrying their way out of debt? Worrying their way back to health?
You know this to be true: Worry does nothing good. Worry cannot resolve a matter, solve a problem, or heal brokenness.
Perhaps you’ve experienced what worry does produce—heartburn. While Jesus points out that worry cannot add a moment to your life, studies suggest it may actually shorten your lifespan.
Worry adversely impacts outlook, health, and heart. The proverb is true: “Anxiety weighs down the heart” (Proverbs 12:25).
Jesus assures, “Your father knows what you need. Seek His kingdom and all these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:30–31).
When we are faced with outcomes unknown and the little voice of worry begins to grow louder in our minds, we do well to remember our Anchor.
My prayer for this week:
Father, I confess that I have often allowed worry a foothold in my heart. I do not want to give it a place any longer. I give my worries over to you. Please replace them with your peace. I trust you to take care of me in every area of my life. You are my Anchor.