Tuesday's Thought

Life, Worry, Stress (Part 2)

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Last week, we realized God wants us to talk about our worries with Him. If you missed Part 1, you can view it here. Today, we’re identifying reasons we’re instructed not to worry.

Face it, our world offers plenty of reasons to worry. Have you ever felt stressed on Sunday evening before work the next day? Do the political ads worry you? Perhaps, it’s something more eminent…Do you ever feel pressure about your health or finances?

We all have experienced these commonplace worries, but why are they unnecessary?

1. God cares for us, and we can trust Him.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

2. God promises to provide for our needs. (Philippians 4:19)

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? f then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

Luke 12:22-26

3. God strengthens us.

 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

So that we confidently say, The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraidWhat will man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:6

When we worry, God desires for us to bring those fears before Him (see last week’s post). Romans 8:28 promises God works all things according to the good of those that love Him. Friends, trust God’s Word with your deepest fears. Our darkest moments might just be for God’s best…

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