“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow” – Swedish proverb
Too often, we view upcoming events in our life through the lens of worry. Our minds are filled with anxiety and uneasiness as issues appear on the horizon. We allow ourselves to dwell on the possibility of difficulty or trouble. We see our uncertain future can only be filled with potential headaches.
Worry is a problem for everyone. Jesus himself instructed his followers not to worry (Matthew 6:25-34). And yet, I talk to Christians weekly who are filled with it as they walk into the future.
One way to overcome worry is to be reminded of the size of the God we serve. He is bigger than any problem we face. It is also helpful to remember the actual size of the issues we face. They can appear much larger than they are based on the size of their shadow.
To overcome worry, we need great faith in an all-powerful God so that the small objects of this world pale in comparison.