In a recent Daily Hope devotional posted to his website, Warren, whose church is based in Lake Forest, California, details areas in life where people typically worry because of a lack of control.
“We can’t control the economy, so we worry about the economy,” writes Warren. “We can’t control our children, so we worry about our children. We can’t control the future, so we worry about the future. But worry never solves anything! It’s stewing without doing.”
1. Worry is unreasonable
Rick Warren expounds upon Matthew 6:25, which says: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
He explains, “Jesus is saying, if it’s not going to last, don’t worry about it. To worry about something you can change is stupid. To worry about something you can’t change is useless. Either way, it’s unreasonable to worry.”