"Worry… Do You Not Trust God?"

Wouldn’t it would be a lot easier to enjoy your life if there weren’t so many things trying to kill you every day? The problems start even before you’re fully awake. There’s the fall out of bed that kills 600 Americans each year. There’s the early-morning heart attack, which is 40% more common than those that strike later in the day. There’s the fatal plunge down the stairs, the bite of sausage that gets lodged in your throat, the tumble on the slippery sidewalk as you leave the house, the high-speed automotive pinball game that is your daily commute.

You still have people avoiding a bag of spinach for fear of E. coli bacteria while filling their carts with fat-sodden French fries and salt-crusted nachos. We put filters on faucets, install air ionizers in our homes and lather ourselves with antibacterial soap. At the same time, 20% of all adults still smoke; nearly 20% of drivers and more than 30% of backseat passengers don’t use seat belts; two-thirds of us are overweight or obese. Oh, there’s plenty for us to worry about.

TIME magazine stated in a recent article called “Worrying Yourself Sick,” that we are worrying about things that are unlikely to take place anyway. You worry about mad cow disease, but you’re ten times more likely to drown in a bathtub than get mad cow disease. In the U.S. last year, only 2 died of snakebite and no one came down with bird flu, but those things consume our worries and our media.

What did Jesus have to say about worry? He said when we worry we have no more faith than a pagan or unbeliever. He also said, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Maybe you need to read the whole chapter on what Jesus said about worrying (Matthew 6:25-34).

So, why do we worry? Do we not trust God? Do we think God won’t take care of us? Is he not strong enough? Is He blind to our needs? Is the reason we worry because we have no faith? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Syfox Sly Cobra says:

    Hi! This post was great!

    Let me just introduce myself. I attend a church called St. Peter’s Church in Sydney, Australia and I am certainly a Christian.
    The little facts were very interesting. Especially the mad cow disease fact.

    I think having faith will help us not worry in our lives. We need to believe He will save us and take care of us. God is strong enough and we need to have FAITH.

    Please have a drop by at my blog. It’s about my life in Australia.

    Cyas,
    Syfox

  2. Anonymous says:

    Trey,
    Good comments!! It took us so long to learn to trust God fully. It is so cool to give something to God and not worry about it. Its tuff sometimes to do, but when i start thinking about it, i just have to say NO, i gave that to God. It is awsome how it always works out just like it should.

    When i try to fix something on my own i just mess it up. It took me a while to realize that, GOD DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES!!

  3. matt says:

    That last post was from: Matt. Thanks for all you do Trey!!!

  4. Trey Morgan says:

    Syfox,

    Thanks for stopping by. I sure agree with your thoughts on “faith.” I’ll drop by your blog. Would love to see Australia in “real life” one day :)

    Have a great day,

    Trey

  5. JP Manzi says:

    Great post. For me personally, I do not associate worry with faith in God. Christians die too but at the same time, I can have a strong faith in the Lord as well as (for example) worry about the flight I am going to take, worry about my wife driving home late at night, worry about my family when I am out of town, worry about my high blood pressure. I am taking a bit of a different angle here, a little detour if you may. It is true, that I do not trust God like I should but I am not sure if worrying (overall, there are many exceptions) correlates with my trust in God. Bad stuff happens to christians too. Good post!

  6. Neva says:

    Trey,
    Thank your for your prayers. I am encouraged by them. I think I have met you before. I used to be Neva Manweiler and I worked at Sunset with Miss Bobbie. Didn’t I see you there?

    Anyway, thanks again for the prayers
    In Him
    Neva

  7. Neva says:

    Meant to comment on the blog—-It seems that since we believe in a God who protects and heals and can even raise the dead, we would have little to worry about. He admonishes or reminds us not to worry all the while letting us know of His concern and care for us. Pretty awesome!!
    Neva

  8. Trey Morgan says:

    Neva, Wow, that was a long time ago. I did stop by Bobbie’s office often. I hope sometimes we can bump into each other and catch up.

    Trey

  9. Trey Morgan says:

    Jp … My friend Justin wrote this in his blog a while back as he was preparing to leave his family for a few weeks for a mission trip. I think he says what you’re trying to say.

    Justin writes, “Here is a question I have been asking myself all day. Why do I wait until I am leaving to ask God to watch over my family? I must do a amazing job of being god to my family to not need Him while I am here. I have read that a child’s view of God is based a lot on their view of their father.

    God, please watch over my family while I am away, but please watch even closer while I am here so that my boys get a better picture of You than I could ever provide on my own.”

    Good thoughts, hua?

  10. dane says:

    Trey,
    Nice one! I’ve used those thoughts in a couple different lessons at Groesbeck. It has never failed that the more I try, the more I mess up. When I feel all uptight from work or life in general, I can look back & see that I haven’t turned things over to God. For me, one little prayer brings instant relief. Since I’m human, & harder headed than most, I catch myself feelign that way a lot. Lately, I’ve been uptight; I really needed to read this today…Thanks

  11. Messianic Gentile says:

    Hello Trey,

    My first visit to your blog. I saw where you stopped by mine. That note went fast. Seems like it was just yesterday when I sent it to you.

    I heard of you a few years ago. I came up to fill in the preaching over at the other CoC there in Childress once. Your name came up while I was there. Next time your in Lubbock, stop in the store and introduce yourself.

    Anyway, thanks for visiting. Come again.

    Many blessings…

  12. Royce Ogle says:

    “Worry, Do you not trust God?”

    Or, “Worry, Do you not obey God?”

    A good post!

    Grace and Peace,
    Royce Ogle

  13. Stachia says:

    Good post! As a parent it is so easy to worry about your kids. I worried for a long time about making good choices in raising them and so do to degree but I have tried to ask God for guidance and wisdom every morning before I even get out of bedto making better choices and that seems to help. Thanks for your blog.
    Stach

  14. Kenneth says:

    Years ago I heard Jack Exum say, “Worry is a prayer to the wrong god.” His lesson, “Winning over Worry” at one time was available on a record.

    The word “worry” is sometimes used when we are concerned about someone or even our own needs. Brother Exum said that the word “worry” comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word which means “I’m choking”. The Bible speaks of people who are “choked” with the cares of this life.

    As I see it, we do not sin when we take reasonable precaution against things that are dangerous, but at the same time, if we obscess about things that “might happen”, we will never accomplish much. And if we are only concerned about our own safety, we will never risk our own welfare for the good of others.

    Jesus did not relish the death on the cross, but he did not allow his dread of death to prevent his sacrifice.

    If there is a problem we can solve, why worry, solve it! And if we cannot solve it, worrying will not solve it. So “Why worry?”

  15. Paula Harrington says:

    I confess I worry about things from time to time then get aggravated at myself for doing it. :)

    Good post.

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