December 6, 2011

Trust

Man has always been beset by worry, and the pressures of modern life have aggravated the problem. To men of all time Jesus said, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow . . . but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33–34). Many of you are filled with a thousand anxieties. Bring them to Jesus Christ by faith. He will bring peace to your soul and your mind.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

–Psalm 34:4

Knowing You hear me, Lord, as I talk with You brings me peace in the midst of any storm.

Hat Tip: A Thousand Anxieties

How appropriate and applicable Sunday’s Sermon was. This “Don’t Worry” theme has been popping up all around me.

I am putting my focus on Him and concentrating on what’s important to me: My Family. I don’t have time for negativity, drama, gossip or innuendo. I am busy making peace in places where I know peace will flourish.

God will do the rest because I am not in control. I can only control myself. I am not responsible for the choices other people make and will no longer allow it to rule over my life.


Do Not Worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

–Matthew 6:25-34

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