The baseball team that I root for, the Tampa Bay Rays, were up in Boston and swept a four-game series from the Red Sox, and they scored 42 runs over the course of those four wins. After the fourth game, in which they scored 17 runs, one of the Rays players said, "I told you all we'd be fine two weeks ago. You were worried about the offense."

Players go through offensive slumps, as he implied. Teams go on losing streaks, and you'll hear coaches say, "We've just got to be better. We've got to find ways to win."

The fact is, we DO spend time worrying. Whether it's about a lack of productivity in sports or whether it's about trials and tribulations in our daily life OR if we have fears of where we are in our relationship with Christ, we spend far too much time doing something that Jesus himself advised against.

In Matthew chapter 6 we hear Jesus say in verse 27, "Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?" And then in verse 30 he goes on to say, "If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?"

So friends, shake off that anxiety. Release those fears and know of the abundance for which God will provide in your faithfulness to Him.

Author's Bio: 

Bruce Wawrzyniak is the host and creator of "Catholic Sports Radio," a weekly podcast that helps listeners find the right balance and priority when it comes to their faith life versus their sports life. Interviews are done with guests who are Catholics in sports -- current or former athletes, coaches, referees/umpires, clergy, administrators, and more from the pro, amateur, and scholastic ranks. The show can be heard at or via links there for most podcast apps/platforms.