~When We Worry~
6:25-30 So I tell you,
don't worry about everyday life, whether you have enough food, drink,
and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look
at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns
because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable
to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to
your life? Of course not. And why worry about your clothes? Look at
the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet
Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And
if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone
tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! (NLV)
You've been on my mind and heart. I see you struggling, planning,
worrying and crying. You're trying to move that mountain by yourself
again, huh? I never told
you to move the mountain; I told you to SPEAK to the mountain in faith.
You stopped speaking to the mountain and started worrying. Stop
worrying and use faith.
God asks that we cast all our cares on Him because He cares. Have you
ever thought about what your worrying says to God?
Have you? When you refuse to give things over to Him you are
telling Him that He is not able to do that which He said He would do.
When you worry about money, you're telling Him He is unable to provide
for His children. Although His Word says He would supply our needs
according to His in Heaven, we are telling Him that He is too stingy to
share them with you.
When you worry He doesn’t understands you, you're telling Him although
He watched as you were being
formed in utter seclusion in womb, and even though every day of your
life is recorded in His book, and every moment was laid out before a
single day had passed; You’re telling Him doesn't know you.
When you worry whether you will have enough
food, you're telling Him that although He rained down bread from Heaven
in the desert to feed His children, and although He told you don't worry about everyday life whether you have enough food, drink, and
clothes because He is your Shepherd and you shouldn’t want; you
are saying that He’s forgotten about you.
When you worry your enemies will have victory over you, you're telling
God although He has given you spiritual battle gear to stand against any
attack from the enemy, and although He has an outstanding track record
of being a giant slayer, Red Sea divider, lion's mouth closer and a
furnace cooler, He can't handle your co-worker, your neighbor or a
When you worry your children have decided to follow the world instead of
your example, you're telling God He doesn't keep His promises. Despite
the fact you have raised them up in the way they should go so they
won’t depart from the truth, you say they will stray because God won't
honor His Word.
When you worry because the doctors have told you there is no cure for
what you have, healing is impossible, you're telling Him that a doctor
controls your fate, and that He is not a Healer. You're saying although
He raised the dead, made a virgin conceive, opened the womb of a woman
well past eighty, healed a 12 year issue of blood, made the blind see
and the lame walk, He can't help you.
When you worry you won't be able to do enough to earn forgiveness,
you're telling Him, that even though He said your sins and iniquities will He will remember no more, and although He said
He has put our sins away from us as far as the east is from the west.
And even though He said all manner of sin shall be forgiven except
blaspheme against the Holy Spirit. You allow the enemy to convince you
that you have made one mistake too many and God won’t forgive you this
When you worry no one will love you, that
you'll be lonely for the rest of your life, you're telling Him that His
love is insufficient. He couldn't possibly love you enough to ward away
loneliness. You're saying although He has promised life more abundantly,
and despite the fact He started off saying that it is not good that we
be alone, He's changed His mind.
When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to Him, you're
telling Him although He could create the world He can't handle what's
going on in your world, so you will. You are saying He won't work
things out, obstacles cannot be overcome, mountains cannot be climbed,
healing cannot occur, what is lost will not be found, joy does not come
in the morning, He is not the God of a second chance, the promised land
has been swallowed up by the desert, you have discovered the height,
depth and width of His love and found it to fall short of your needs.
Think about all you're saying to the one who loves you so much.
Really think about it. Now
open you hands and release what you've been holding. Let it go. Bow down
on your knees and ask forgiveness for doubting Him. Walk away with a
peaceful heart noting the footsteps going before you making the crooked
places straight. He will provide food in the wilderness and cause water
to spring forth in the desert. The waters will not overtake you because
He is leading you beside the still waters. He will cause you to lie down
in green pastures. He
will restore your weary soul. Now
walk through the shadow of death and fear no evil, for God is with you
and your worries have gone.
God so loved us that He
gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life. Believe in Him!
WHEN YOU CAN PRAY!!~~~~~