Because it is the easiest thing to do in all the world!
I can so quickly worry about all sorts of things - present things, future things, past things. My God-given imagination runs wild as my human nature wrestles with the realities of this world. What if what if what if.
The events of our summer have reminded me - uncomfortably - how things happen very differently than you expect sometimes. That is something I struggle to reconcile. I want things to be safe, secure, free of pain and harm.
And sometimes the LORD permits a reminder that He is in charge and I am not.
And then I ask - Dear LORD, how should I pray in all of this? Where are you in all this worry :)?
And slowly, carefully, surely the answer comes...
I lift my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you - the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forever more.
Oh LORD. Forgive my worrying heart.