Worry. We all worry at one time or another. Worry is when you think about something all the time. Worry is fretting and tormenting oneself with disturbing thoughts.
Do you worry? Some people worry about passing a test at school, or winning a ball game. Others might worry about getting enough money for something they want. A person might worry about having friends or being popular. Changing school or moving may cause worry. When a person has to get in front of an audience to play an instrument, sing, or recite a poem may cause worry. Many reasons can be the cause of worry.
Children and adults all struggle with worry. Worry is a problem that can get out of hand. Worry can cause stomach issues or headaches. When we dwell or think about an difficulty all the time it is worry. The Bible says we shouldn’t worry. We should cast or put our cares and problems on the Lord. 1Peter 5:7 says, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.When we give God our concerns and problems, instead of worrying about them, He comforts us and handles it His way. He is always doing things in our lives for the ultimate best. The problem may seem bad at first, but the Lord works thing out. Later we can often see how He worked it out for our best. Philippians 4:6-7 says, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The Lord wants us to take our cares to him. He wants us to ask Him things and be willing to take the outcome He gives.Ron Hamilton or better known as Patch the Pirate has a song called, Worry Warthog. The song is included in the story, Patch the Pirate goes to the Jungle. It’s about a warthog that worries all the time. He thinks bad things could happen.
Here are the words to the song:
My name is worry warthog
I live in misery.
Instead of trusting in the LORD I worry constantly.
Although I know it’s silly,
Although I know it’s bad
I guess I find a certain joy in always looking sad.
Yes, I’m a worry warthog *SNORT*
I worry every day
I worry (*SNORT* *SNORT*), worry (*SNORT* *SNORT*) all my time away
and if you want to look like me just fear and fret and snort (*SNORT*)
And very soon you’ll break out with a great big worry wart.
Sometimes my mother asks me
“Why must you worry so?
Our gracious heavenly Father loves all creatures here below.
You worry in the nighttime,
You cry when you’re alone.
I fear you’ll be one great big wart before you’re even grown.”
- Oh, worry! I’ll probably forget the words to this next verse! -
I worry that my pigmates
will treat me mean and cruel
And I might even fail a test and flunk right out of school
I fear my friends won’t like me as well as other swine
and maybe I won’t even get a piggy Valentine.
I had that story and song on a cassette tape for my children when they were young. I looked for the song but only found the song sung on one place. The recording is not good, but if you want to listen to it, and you asked permission, you can click HERE
Majesty Music is where you can purchase the song or CD here
We need to give the Lord our worries, troubles, and problems. His shoulders are broad and strong. The Lord knows the future and cares more for us than we care about ourselves.
Next time you start to worry, STOP! Give your problems to the Lord.
Memorize one or more of the following: 1Peter 5:7 says, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7 says, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Verses in NKJV unless otherwise stated.