Saturday, November 3, 2012

Do Not Worry

Let us define first what is the meaning of the word WORRY.

According to Merriam Webster:
a. mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated
b. an instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation

Cause of worry : 

1. trouble
2. difficulty
3. struggle
4. problem

Based on the meaning given above, we could conclude that worrying can bring negative feeling, and stress. We could also say that it can affect our health and our well being. 

All of us worries, since all of us are thinking about our future and experiencing difficulties.

Last Oct. 24 to 31, worrying really attack me big time. My daddy was rush in the hospital because of dizziness and low blood pressure. Then he needed to be confined in the ICU. And our bill in the hospital was increasing. 

Those instances makes me really worried. Especially when I think about the amount we should settle when daddy would be discharge in the hospital.

But what God had done during those days was to remind me this verses in the Bible. It was like He is telling me not to worry about the hospital bills and my dad's sickness because through this event he will show me His power and love for me. All I need is to trust Him completely. 

You see, the more we worry, the more we are not trusting our Heavenly Father. That is why I think this verses was spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ because He knows that in our lifetime, we would experience worrying about the things that are happening in our lives. And this verses are to guide and remind us the importance of trusting Him with our all. 

Isn't it amazing how Jesus knows the things that we need? 

Matthew 6:25-34
New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


  1. Rica, I'm praying for daddy.. Hope he gets well soon..

  2. Hi Rica, include my prayers for your dad's speedy recovery. My mom was rushed in the hospital two weeks ago because of low potassium and hypertension, but she's stable now and taking some maintenance meds :)

    thanks for the bible verse, it inspires me today!

    1. Thanks! my prayers goes to your mom as well..