Monday, August 19, 2013
Do you know what God's most frequently used warning in the Bible is? 'Fear not.' Worry is misplaced fear put into action. Why do we do it? It is hard to let go of what we can't control. Matthew 6; 27 ''Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?'' Worry not only eats at us but takes away our strength and peace. ''There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.''-- Mahatma Gandhi
Our fears should be calmed knowing that God works with our best interest always in mind. He will also finish the good work He began in us. 'I've no cause to worry or to fear.' Sometimes we know of things destined for the future and we have to choose how to anticipate it. We can worry until it happens, waste peaceful days and then see God work it out despite your lack of trust in Him. Or we can lay our burden before Him in prayer, trust in His grace and accept what we never had control over to begin with.
'Worry implies that we don't quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what's happening in our lives.'
T - Take one day at a time.
R - Remember all things work together for the good of those who love God.
U - Under no circumstances should you worry.
S - Start every day with prayer & thanksgiving.
T - The Lord will never forsake you.