The power of the prayer “Lord, please take the worry of today away”

Where I live, traffic isn’t convenient. Sometimes the weather isn’t either. And the combination between the two isn’t always a happy one. For traffic, if you leave even a minute too late, you end up at your destination much later than you intended. If the weather isn’t good, you might be stuck behind a “too cautious driver.” But between the two, it’s not fun and causes worry.

Today, I wasn’t quite stuck in traffic, but it felt like it.

And I wasn’t really stuck behind a slow diver, but it felt like it.

Why? There was this little voice saying “you’ll be late to work.”

So I panicked, like I often do everyday on my way to work.

“I’m not going to make it! Man another red light!”

But as soon as I stopped to say “Lord, take the worry of the day away” it’s as if the whole world flipped.

Why worry about something that you don’t really have control over. My example is simple and there’s much bigger ones. But the past few days, I’ve felt God saying “there’s no need to worry. All it does is make you feel down and stressed.”

I feel like this is true in everyone’s lives. We look at things and see the worst instead of the bright side. We worry about things that we don’t need to worry about. We get all upset about nothing. At the end of the day, the things we worry about may pan out or even be solved without us needing to do anything.

Don’t let the little things in life make you worry.

“”Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34

“When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Matthew 10:19-20

“do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7


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