Why Worry?

By: Ray Larson

Posted: July 31, 2014

Category: Daily Devotional

Matthew 6: 25-34

“Why worry?” is a good question but can be very difficult to answer. Especially if we don’t use our faith as a guide. Why do I say this? Because most of us are champion worriers. Show me a person who does not worry and I will show you a person who is probably almost dead.

Years ago I learned a saying that has stuck with me all my life and I repeat often. “Worry is the Interest you pay on Trouble!” The reason why this saying is so accurate is because most everything we worry about never happens! So if we worry about something that is not going to happen, then it’s like paying interest on a loan, it’s throwing good money after bad.

Jesus taught his good friends the folly of worrying. What Jesus taught years ago is a wonderful lesson for your life and mine. Jesus said, “Why worry?” Your heavenly Father knows that you need all things, worrying is not going to take away the need. “But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” vs. 23-33. It seems to me that Jesus is telling us to put our lives in proper order. Seek first God’s kingdom, really and truly, and then all these other things shall be added to you.


Heavenly Father, when we really take the time to give You praise and glory for all that we have been given, then suddenly all the ‘things’ that we worry about take second place. Thank You Father for giving us all the blessings we need. In The Savior’s Name we Pray. Amen.