Prank Called by Worry

Worry is like an unwanted sales call, an untimely bill, an annoying interruption in cell service. It doesn’t seek permission, doesn’t give advance warning, and stays longer than you want. It cares not for whatever else has filled your day and will take all your brain and heart space.

How do you close the door when worry knocks? How do you hang up the phone when worry calls?

Micah gives an answer in 7:7, “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”

I said this Sunday and it bears repeating: there must be “but as for me” times in your life. Some will be bigger than others. However, if you’ve determined that worry has to be gone, that it is a sin you are no longer willing to tolerate (I have), then I’ll share with you what I’m doing.

I’m memorizing Micah 7:7. Sounds simple I know. Just yesterday, worry called–interrupted an otherwise pleasant drive down Highway 70. And when it did, I answered with Micah 7:7. I prayed out loud, “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” Worry left.

I’m not trying to be trite or dismissive. I’m simply saying that worry is no match for God’s word–and that I’ve got to learn how to answer worry’s call. I’m not sure I can ever avoid worry’s calls–perhaps one day they will come less and less. I do know how to answer them.

Will you join me? Answer worry with God’s Word.

7 thoughts on “Prank Called by Worry

  1. I watched the worship service from Sunday online this morning in Oregon. Thanks for the message from Micah. I have been looking to the Lord, waiting on Him, and knowing that He will hear me!

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  2. This is so needed in my moment of life. I have been easily side track so often with worries not just worry. This has taking me away from the truth. I will worry about many things that I can control or that is out of my control. Being an employee, a wife, a mother, a follower of Christ, a leader, having a loved one deployed, a friend’s struggles, a loved one going through sickness …….this list could probably go on and on. Today I am choosing not to worry. I going to give it to him and I am going to join you with Miach 7.7
    I truly believe you seek him(our God ) you will find him.❤️

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