And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
Many of us have gotten so used to worrying, we’ve never really stopped to think that we do have a choice in the matter. Yes, that’s right. Worry is a choice. Worry is choosing to meditate on the negative, instead of the positive. What if there are no positives you ask? Think of it this way – in life we all encounter situations over which we have very little to no control. However, there is good news. We have a choice, and as a matter of fact, that is the only thing we can control – and that is how we choose to react to any given situation.
I heard Joyce Meyer say it this way – “the problem is not with your problem; the problem is how you choose to react to your problem.” So I implore you, make a deliberate and conscious choice not to worry.
The believer especially should take comfort in these words, so that although all things may not be good, however “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28
So we are choosing life when we choose not to worry.
As for those who grieve over Zion, God has sent me to give them a beautiful crown in exchange for ashes, To anoint them with gladness instead of sorrow, to wrap them in victory, joy, and praise instead of depression and sadness. Isaiah 61:3