STRESS/WORRY, “WORTH CONSIDERING, 6/7/19 (Across my desk today from Joel.)
“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”(Matthew 6:27, NKJV)
Refuse To Worry!
Worrying gives the devil the opportunity to move, just like worship gives God the opportunity to move. Worrying means to play the enemy’s lies in your mind over and over again. God promises in Isaiah 26:3 that He will keep us in perfect peace when we keep our minds stayed on Him. Pay attention to what is playing in your mind. When you dwell on negative thoughts, you’re not going to have peace. You have to change what you’re dwelling on. So when the opportunity to worry comes, use it as a reminder to worship the Lord and thank Him for His good and precious promises! Cast all of your cares on the Lord because He cares for you!
A Prayer for Today
“God, I am weary from worrying. Please help me to stop the soundtrack of needless worry that plays over and over again in my head. I want to place my fears and concerns in Your hands and live in peace knowing that You will fulfill all of Your precious promises to me. In Jesus’ name – Amen.”
As a Christian, I believe what the Bible Teaches is True and that Jesus is building a place for us in HIS Father’s House. So at 86 now what should I be concerned, stressed or worried about? Well I could be stressed about getting the barn finished, the weeds cut, the bank failing, and how about a HEMP that destroys all of the computer chips that we now depend upon. Or how about the bugs coming in from China and Mexico now that are resistant. And O yes, my wife is on the road a lot trying to help 2 of her grand sons during high traffic hours. And there is Trump and Mexico and the border… Iran and N. Korea And this is just a few to begin with… Want to be full of stress and worry, you can have a belly full to choose from.
So in 25 years or even 10 how much of this list will still be active, or even one month. But as a Christian I am taught to leave the past with GOD (Nothing I can do about it any way.) And also I am taught not to borrow the speculated problems of tomorrow. (As usually they never happen anyway.) So I am left with just today. But in Roman 8:31, ….”What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us.” In fact in verse Rom. 8:37 my Bible reads: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through HIM that loved us.” Hebrews 11 teaches us that having believing faith can really change the landscape around us for good.
Actually fear, stress and worry can shut down your immune system and erode your health substantially.