“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part” (Luke 10:41, 42).

Today, the entire world is filled with several kinds of worries. One may be a common man or a bureaucrat or a politician or a national leader or a scientist - whoever it may be, they are depressed with several kinds of worries and are unable to find a way out.

Living with worries is not only a sorrow for you but also to your family. The worry spoils a man's peace of mind. Solomon the wise says, "Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad" (Proverbs 12:25).

In the Scripture, we find Martha being disheartened with several worries. Her worries prevented her even from sitting at the feet of God and Jesus kept watching all these things. Jesus told her “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part” (Luke 10:41, 42).

God consoled Martha and said, "You have to choose that good part which cannot be taken away from you.” Meditate this verse. She had to choose a good thing. The thing that cannot be taken away from her. That good thing is nothing but our Jesus Christ!

Some people exaggerate their worries and think that there is no solution for them. In the end, satan will try to make use of the situation and induce the person to resort to suicide. Suicide is not the right solution for one’s worry. In fact, this will be the cause for the beginning of many more worries. Even those who commit suicide will have to experience the sufferings in the hell eternally.

If you choose Christ as part of your life, not only the worries, problems and the struggles will be cleared of your life but also your life will be filled with peace, happiness and joy. Further, if you place the burdens of your family and that of your children on God, He will not only bless you but also exalt you at the right time.

Dear children of God, when you accept Jesus as your part, all your worries and tears will turn to good. He alone is your part and He will never depart from you.

To meditate: “…..casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).