Kids live in a much different world than we did
growing up; there's a lot more to be worried about! In fact,
it is estimated that kids are stressing out 45 percent more now
than they did three decades ago.
According to the National Association of Health Education
Centers, worrying in children, when not controlled, can lead to
anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental conditions that may
affect their mental and physical health in future years.
You might have kids in your ministry who are struggling with
stress or are anguished with anxiety. You, too, might be feeling
some pressure from life. If worry is a problem that has
wiggled its way into your ministry, here are some inspirational and
motivational quotes on worry that may give you a new
1) "Every evening I turn my worries over to
God. He's going to be up all night anyway." Mary C. Crowley,
founder of Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc.
2) "It is of no use to say to men, 'Let not
your heart be troubled,' unless you finish the verse and say,
'Believe in God, believe also in Christ.' " Alexander MacLaren
3) "No one can pray and worry at the same
time." Christian author Max Lucado
4) "It is not worrying, but rather trusting and
abiding in the peace of God that will crush anything that Satan
tries to do to us. If the Lord created the world out of chaos, He
can easily deal with any problem that we have." Rick Joyner, head
of MorningStar Ministries
5) "Anxiety is the natural result when our
hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us."
6) "Fast from worry; feast on trust."
7) "Worry is the sin of distrusting the promise
and providence of God, and yet it is a sin that Christians commit
perhaps more frequently than any other." Christian author John
8) "Anything big enough to occupy our minds is
big enough to hang a prayer on." George MacDonald (1824-1905)
9) "With God in charge, I believe everything
will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry
about?" Henry Ford, inventor of the automobile
Of course, the best advice regarding how we should handle worry
comes from Jesus in Matthew 6:25-34. So, when you feel like
your life is spinning out of control, just remember God cares about
you, and when you see your kids worrying, remind them that God really loves them,