During World War II, people sang songs like, “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile,” and, “Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.” Mankind has seen many periods of concern, fear and sorrow. We do have plenty to worry about—we worry about our loved ones and what life will give to them.
Somehow, it is true that the more we focus on our faith and trust in God, the more we dampen the effect of any worry we might have. The worries tend to melt away. When Jesus said we were not to worry about our life in Matthew 6:25, He did not mean we should have no concerns at all. He was talking about the kind of worry that prevents us from thinking clearly and acting boldly. Do you have a problem? Tackle it with all your might and include God in all you do. Not only will you learn how to deal with problems, you will have far fewer of them.