My Pastor preached this past Sunday night on worry. Wow, who preaches where people really live now days? Anyways, as he preached the Lord began to show me that the things I was busy putting energy toward were not worth my time for there was nothing my worrying would do. Now I am sure that those reading this probably don’t worry much at all but let me tell you what the Lord showed me. My Pastor preached a great message and the Lord did speak to me. I went to the altar prayed and asked the Lord for forgiveness and asked Him to help me as I trust Him with what I was worrying about. Came home went to bed and had a good night sleep with all that worry behind me right; not so quick for the Lord had more to teach me. Got up early, spent time in my Bible, journal and all was well. I had time to read another chapter in the book I have been reading. I read about a man who had more than one marriage that had failed. He was raised in the home of an alcoholic; one failed job after another with the thoughts of ending his life racing around in his mind. He meets up with a man who helped him greatly. As I read what do you think surfaced? You got it worry. I read this; worry, fear is just a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed in each of us. I then read that 40% of the things we worry about will never occur anyways. 30% of things we worry about are things that have already happened. 12% are needless imaginings about our health. 10% are petty little nothing worries about what other people think. Which leaves 8% for legitimate concerns and these legitimate concerns are things that can be dealt with. The problem is most people spend so much time fearing the things that are never going to happen or can’t be controlled that there is no energy to deal with the things that can actually be handled. Whether all those percentages are right or not after thinking about them they do make sense. Worry will wreck our health, destroy our lively hood and cause us to think wrong and badly toward others. Thanks Pastor and thank you Lord for showing me what worry will do to me. When will I ever learn that I am to trust the Lord!
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
2Corinthians 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: