Matthew 6:27 Which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life?
Many Christians are familiar with this rhetorical question by Jesus; "Which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life?"
But not many of us allow the words of Jesus to get into our hearts and let the love of God free us from our habit of worrying.
The truth is, no amount of worrying can lengthen your life or add anything to your physical stature. Instead, worrying robs you of sleep, health and many good years. In fact, it is only when you are worry-free that God's anointing power can flow freely in you, strengthening, healing, restoring and adding to you.
I read about a woman, after undergoing a mammogram, found that she had lumps in her breast. Upon receiving the doctor's report, she wrote down on the report: "Jesus is my healer. I receive my healing. I am healed. I rest in God completely."
She was due back at the clinic later for a biopsy to see if the lumps were malignant. A relative, who was having lunch with her that day, witnessed her cheerful and worry-free attitude while she ate.
Back at the clinic, this woman sat among other ladies who were also there for their biopsies. There was nervous energy in the air, which comes through many people worrying, so she started sharing Jesus with them and prayed for some of them. When her turn came, and she had the ultrasound scan done, the doctor was puzzled - her scan showed no evidence of any lumps!
The doctor went back to consult her colleague who had first discovered the lumps. Stunned, both doctors conducted their own investigations. They returned to her only to say, "It's a miracle!"
What an amazing story!
Understand, when you worry, you are believing, and opening a spiritual gateway for the devil to make inroads into your life that God cannot protect you from. But when you refuse to worry, you are putting your faith in God. You have more confidence in His love and power working for you than in the devil's ability to harm you!
When you refuse to worry but choose to rest in the finished work of Christ, you will see the manifestation of your blessing. You will see your miracle!