“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature.” Matt 6:27

Cubit is an ancient measurement of length. Biblically a cubit is the distance between the elbow and the tip of your middle finger. Worry fills our mind whenever we have to make decisions or hear unpleasant news. It leaves us thinking on how to resolve our situation. But what does worry actually do to us? It leads us to seek advice from our family or friends or depend on our skills and knowledge for a solution. Until we see some light at the end of the tunnel we can’t control our temper. Hence it’s obvious that by worrying we can’t add any joy or change its cause but it adversely affects our health and attitude.

Jesus reminds and advises us here that it is futile to worry because only He is the way, the truth and the light. Only He has promised that He would not leave us nor forsake us. Jesus said to cast all our burdens on Him because He is our everlasting hope. Psalms 43:3 assures us that we do not need to grope hopelessly in the dark for God is our strength. The moment we kneel down in prayer and recollect our Lord’s provisions and presence with us in the past and know that only He can still do it again for us is the point we see God’s hands moving to our favor. When we claim His promise and praise His Holy name we realize we dint have to worry because our Lord has been fighting the battle for us. There is nothing impossible for our God.

Let praise and worship to our God overtake our unnecessary thoughts. Our body, soul and spirit are God’s possession (1Cor6:19-20) and He knows best the mode of His provisions for our well being (Matt6:25). Therefore, instead of wasting away our health worrying and leaning on our own understanding which leads to impulsive decisions or remarks, our adverse situations would change the moment we examine ourselves and acknowledge God’s presence. His promises and His word is active and living in our midst for us to experience His peace and exceeding joy. Our God is able to make us a blessing for His Kingdom and for those around us.