Acronyms such as W.W.D.J.; what would Jesus do have existed for centuries as followers of Christ ponder about the right thing to do in a certain situation. Unfortunately, thinking about an ideal reply or response is much easier said than done. Thus, when push comes to shove, its essential to recall W.W.T.W.: why waste time worrying.
Psalm 114 recounts a list of reasons why worrying is a waste of time. As a summary of God’s past miracles performed for Israel, these acts should have transformed the lives of each eyewitness. Yet, over time, it appears that many waned, as their faith faded like a distant memory. If God can part rivers and seas, then why wouldn’t the Lord have the power to change your circumstances, eternal destination or ongoing trial.
Recently, I was convicted by my intense worry, recognizing my energy was misdirected, Matthew 6:25-34. Instead of trusting the God of Creation to provide for my needs, I spent several miserable hours worrying. Like having your strength sapped by summer heat and humidity, I wilted, feeling worse as the day went on. Therefore, whenever you are desperate to see results, turn to the Lord in prayer. Why waste time worrying, when the operator of life is on the other line, waiting to preform another miracle as in the days of old.
by Jay Mankus