Thursday, March 3, 2011

Battling Worry

I am amazed, when I really consider it, how God provides for me EVERY day. My job keeps me very busy and is often filled with unexpected turns of events and challenges. There are some nights I don't sleep well for worrying about what tomorrow will bring. I do this despite scripture's warning that it is a serious waste of energy. And at the end of every day, here I am perfectly OK. I need to get in the Word more and stay there!

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Matt 6:25

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ? Matt 6:27

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:34

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6

But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. Luke 21:14

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil 4:6

Satan is a robber and a lier. He weighs on your conscience and tells you that you're not good enough. He wants to deprive you of your life giving sleep, so that your performance in the waking hours is as close to you're nightly worries as possible. Whenever your plagued by self doubt and worry, you can be sure that those whisperings are not born of your relationship with the father.

Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Mark 4:15

Lord, let me be a fertile field where the seed of your word is planted and grown. Let me embrace and nurture your loving assurance, that in you there is goodness and protection. Let me rest well knowing that  I can put my trust in you.