Thursday, 26 May 2011

STOP WORRYING!!!!

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

Instead of worrying, the Bible tells us to spend our time praying. If we prayed as much as we worried, each one of us would have a whole lot less to worry about. Most times we confuse planning for tomorrow to worrying about tomorrow. Planning for tomorrow is time well spent however worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Careful planning is thinking ahead about our goals, steps and schedules trusting in God's guidance. This gives us confidence in God and in the process helps alleviate worry. Whereas when we worry, it is consumed by fear making it difficult for us to trust God wholeheartedly.

Is God interested in all our daily problems and things that concerns us? Yes. He's interested in every detail of our lives. That means we can take any problem we have to Him without hesitation!

Whenever we pray, we should always pray with thanksgiving. The healthiest human emotion is not love but gratitude, it actually increases our immunities. It makes us more resistant to stress and less susceptible to illness. People who are grateful are happy people. But people who are ungrateful are miserable because nothing makes them happy. They're never satisfied. It's never good enough. So if we cultivate the attitude of gratitude of being thankful in everything, it will reduce stress in our lives.

What is the result of not worrying, praying about everything, giving thanks, and focusing on the right things? Paul says in Philippians 4:7 we will then "experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus."  Wow! He is guaranteeing us peace of mind? Do you realise this is exactly what everyone seems to be looking for?

Reflections:
Don't let your worries about tomorrow affect your relationship with God today. He has promised never leave you no forsake you so there is nothing to worrying about.

Power verses:
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.--1 Timothy 5:5

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.--1 Peter 5:7

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.--Psalm 55:22

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.--Matthew 6:28

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

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