Nothing is more useless than worry. Corrie Ten Boom wrote, “Worry does not empty today of its sorrow—it empties today of its strength.” While worry does no good, it can do much harm. It is also the cause of many physical ills.
Jesus once asked if we could worry our way to a taller stature (Matthew 6:27). The answer is obvious and points out the uselessness of worry.
Charles Spurgeon, a celebrated 19th-century English preacher, confessed that when he was first obliged to speak in public he worried for weeks beforehand, even to the extent of hoping he would break a leg before the fateful occasion. The result was that when he entered the pulpit, he was so exhausted by worry and tension that he made a poor showing.
Then one day Spurgeon faced up to the situation. “What is the worst thing that can happen to me while preaching?” he asked himself. Whatever it might be, he decided the heavens would not fall. He had been magnifying a personal problem into a world-shaking disaster. When he saw his worry in proper perspective, he found that he spoke much better, simply because he had not distracted his mind with empty fears. He eventually became an outstanding preacher of his time.
Worry is useless. Why waste your time at it? Commit your life to Christ. He will help you with all of your problems.