We have all done it at one point or another...We worried. There was something going on in our life that we couldn't control, fix, or find a solution to when we wanted to. Worry isn't all that helpful but some of us live constantly in a state of worry. Once a problem gets solved we find something else to worry about. So what does the Bible say about it?
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up” (Proverbs 12:25, NIV).
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer
and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the
peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he
may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he
cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
(Also see Psalm 55:22-23)
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not
worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you
will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or
barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you
cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’”
(Luke 12:22-26, NIV). (Also see Matthew 6:25-34)
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5).
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your
paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun
evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones”
“…the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we
ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans
that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind
of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in
accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works for
the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his
purpose” (Romans 8:26-28).
These are just a few examples of what the Bible says about worry. So when God made us He had a plan for us to deal with these feelings. He knew that we would need Him. God is our answer to those times of worry, doubt, fear, anxiety, etc. He wants us to trust Him. He wants our problems, prayers, and to give us peace. God is in control...He made the world we live in and everyone around us. Shouldn't God be the one we run to?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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Candlelight By Night the documentary my wife and I shot on the Underground Railroad in Clermont County, Ohio is now available on amazon.com. Thank you to Carol who emailed me today! I have just been approved as a seller. The price is $7.00 which may be subject to change depending on availability!