Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Worry Or Two Or Three . . .!

And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? (Lk. 12:25) 

In the depths of every person's soul, in the secret chambers where no one else knows the thoughts, we are usually able to find a worry or two or three. Even in the hearts of those who are laughing and smiling. 

We worry about death---our own or that of a loved one. We worry about daily problems---people problems, decision problems, problems related to work, home, relationships, finances, school . . . you name it, we worry about it. . . . 

One of the problems with worry is that it keeps you from enjoying what you have. When you worry about what you don't have, you won't be able to enjoy what you do have. That's what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6:25: "I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink. . . ." Worry is assuming responsibilities that you cannot handle. The truth is, they are responsibilities that God never intended for you to handle, because they are His. 

Perfect Trust 

What are you worried about? 

I used to get that question with regularity at different seasons in my life. At the present moment, I hardly get asked that question anymore. One of my mentors once pointed out to me that I hardly get asked that question anymore because more and more people have begun to recognize the confidence I have in the Lord instead of placing too much stock on the cares of this world. As a result, I trust more and worry less. 

My dear friends, can you say the same for yourselves? Have you learned to trust God more and worry less? I get it friends. It's a whole lot easier said than done, but it can be done. In all reality, our worries never really disappear. What happens is that the weight of our worries are given over to God and He winds up carrying our worries for us. 

Our worries have a way of dragging us down resulting in more worries. Worrying also can result in great discouragement when faced with an uphill battle. That uphill battle will vary from person to person, but the results will remain the same, constant worry. Is that what you really want for your life? Is it really worth holding the weight of all our worries in our own strength? To be frank. . . . no! It's not. Instead of looking like the man in the picture above, we need to have a look of confidence and live out that confidence knowing that God has already taken care of whatever it is that concerns you. Be strong and of good courage friends!

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).