Friday, July 9, 2021

Are You a Worry Wart?


The vast majority of us are compelled to answer that question with a definite “yes”. And those of us who are honest suspect that those who don’t affirm they are worry warts are not being truthful. Worry seems to be a part of human life. If we aren’t worrying about something we did or said in the past, we’re worrying about what will happen 20 years in the future. We can be healthy and we still worry about contracting a fatal disease. Our finances can be sound and we fear ending up in poverty. Regardless of how hard we try to sleep at night, for some reason, we wake up at 2:00 am in order to worry about something, either real or imagined. 

The strange thing is that very often we realize we are wasting our time by worrying. We know we worry about things we can’t change. But, we still worry. Why? We’re not sure. But for some reason worrying makes us feel we are still somewhat in control of an out-of-control situation. We even convince ourselves that if we didn’t worry, it would be a sign that we didn’t care! 

Jesus talked about two types of worry: healthy and unhealthy worry. What he had to say literally can change the direction of our lives. If you find yourself with a case of chronic worry which is dragging you down, join us for one of our weekend worship services. Worry is a part of life in this broken world, but what we do with it makes all the difference! 

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.