Have you ever sat in a rocking chair? It gave you something to do, but you didn’t get anywhere. Worry is like that. Worry can take up your whole day, but, in the long run, it doesn’t accomplish anything.
Many people do nothing but worry. What shall I wear? What if this happens? What if that happens? They don’t get anything done and their worrying doesn’t get anything done.
The Bible says “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof,” (Matthew 6:34). We can’t change tomorrow, so why worry about it?
Since worry does not accomplish anything, why do people do it? The answer is the want to be in control. When we cannot be in control, we still try. We picture how we would do it and then compare our opinion to how the thing is actually being carried out. Then we go crazy because the two don’t match.
We do need to plan for what we know will happen. If you know there’s a costume party in a month, it would be very stupid not to pull out your sewing machine and piece together some sort of a costume. You don’t want to have to rush to nearest costume store and have to buy something expensive, or worse, come without a costume at all!
Worry is thinking about what you can’t control. Planning is thinking about what you can control. When you worry, things don’t get done. When you plan, things do get done. God is in control of everything, so we don’t have to worry, His plan is always best!