Bible Verse Of The Day

Friday, July 01, 2011

Do Not Worry!!!

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

Worry is a big factor that give stress to people. It signifies that we are losing our hope and faith to God. On the book "How to Win Over Worry" by John Edmund Haggai, he said that Worry is a sin for two reasons: First, Worry is distrust in the truthfulness of God; and Second, Worry is a sin because it is detrimental to the body which God has given you. Why do we worry if we pray? No one can pray and worry at the same time.

Worry divides our mind between worthwhile interests and damaging thoughts. The man with divided mind is unstable in all his ways.
"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does." James 1:6-8

We do worry most of the time and yet we say we trust God in everything. If we totally surrender and give all our cares to God, there is no reason for us to worry. Our God is faithful to His promises and He always provide for our needs. Like what the Bible says on how God provide for the birds, even though they do not sow or reap or store away in barns but our Heavenly Father feeds them. How much more for us, are we not more valuable than they? God cares for us so much.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

In one article in the Denver Seminary Magazine Focal Point, Paul Borden gave some helpful suggestions for worries:
First: Start a Worry list. We need to write down everything that we are worried about.
Second: Turn your worry list into a prayer list. We need to pray and ask the Lord to work in those situations we are concerned about. Pray specifically for our needs and be totally dependent on Him.
Third: Turn your prayer list into an action list. If we have any insight that there is something we can do about our cares, let's do it.

Free our mind from worries, do not doubt, entrust everything to God, and have faith. Don't start tomorrow; start today! Start now! Your worries will flee. God will be glorified.

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