25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? (Matthew 6:25-30, NRSV)
What does worry really do to us?
Does it make the thing we are worrying about go away?
Does it allow us to get other things done?
I read something recently about how worry is like air in a cup. It is near impossible to get air out of a cup. You can’t shake it out. If you turn the cup upside down the air us still there. The only way to get air out of a cup is to put something else in the cup. If you fill the cup with water then the air is gone.
So to get the worry out of your life you need to put something else in its place. Prayer. If you fill your life with prayer then there will be no place for worry.