TOUCHPOINTS: Don't worry

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By Phyllis Perkins

If you are like most people, it is simply a fact of life that from time-to-time, you worry. 

We worry about our children, family in general, finances, and sometimes our safety.  There are some things we cannot control, such as the weather; and we find ourselves worrying about ruined trips because of rain, our crops because of not enough rain, getting an incurable disease: it goes on and on. 

In Matthew 6:27, the Bible asks a question: Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? In other words, will worrying change anything? Of course not.

Worry instead, God says, about your priorities and the condition of your soul.  When you find yourself overcome with worry, take a careful look at the priorities of your heart.

When God is firmly established at the center of our focus and desires, worry loses its grip on our lives. As stated by Ruth Bell Graham, worship and worry cannot live in the same heart; they are mutually exclusive.