Don’t Worry About It

Nov 2, 2020

‘Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.’1 Peter 5:7 NKJV

Jesus said, ‘Do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For [non–believers] run after all these things...’ (Matthew 6:31–32 NIV) One author writes: ‘The other day I was worrying about something when I heard a minister say, “Worry is a lack of trust in God.” So then I began to worry over the fact that I was worrying. Then someone else said, “Just don’t worry about it.” Sounds simple enough, but I come from a line of people who speak faith, but act out of fear. Then a friend came up with this novel idea: “Why don’t you try this worry coupon. It entitles you to worry as much as you like, but only if: (a) it will feed and clothe you; (b) it will add to your life instead of taking from it; (c) it will make tomorrow better; (d) you don’t mind acting like a non–believer!” Then he said, “If that doesn’t work make a list of all the things you’re worrying about, place it in a box and put it up on a shelf where you can’t see it. If God is either unwilling or unable to take care of it, you can always go get the box and start worrying again but at least give Him a chance. And while you are waiting for Him to answer, pray, stand on His Word and don’t give your worries a voice.”’ The Amplified Bible says: ‘Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you.’

SoulFood: Ezra 6–8, John 7:45–53 Ps 9, Pro 24:30–34
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