Monday, March 30, 2009

"Worries & Fears"

Have you ever thought about, I mean really thought about, or worried about any of these things:

Money, making the ends met for a month, or whether you will have any money for your retirement, or how to pay a light bill, or how to buy groceries to feed the babies, or how to pay a doctor bill, or how to buy clothes for the children, or how to buy tires for the car that are slick, etc.....

Health, am I going to be the 1 in 4 of my family that gets cancer, am I going to live to be old, or will the Lord call for me to come be with HIM in my 20's, 30's, 40's, am I or my spouse going to have a heart attack, am I going to have to be put in a nursing home, will I have to care for my parents as they age, etc....

Job, is the downward economy going to cause me to lose my job, will I have a job tomorrow, next week, next year. Will I be able to find another job, do my co-workers like me, or are they really that cold-hearted, will I get that promotion promised, will I get a raise this year, etc.....

Career, as I graduate high school what now, where do I go to college, who is my roommate, what classes do I take, what degree do I go for, what if I don't like my classes and teachers, what if I don't like my career choice, etc.....

Family, is my family(parents, children, spouse, grandchildren, siblings) ever going to get saved, or live for the Lord, is my parents going to acknowledge God and what He has done for them, is Mom and Dad going to stay together, who is Mom or Dad going to remarry, will I like them, who will I date, or marry, will I go through a divorce, what if God don't bless me with children, what will my grandcildren have to face, etc......

Country, what is going to happen to our nation, will we get terriozed agian on our soil, will our nation fail, and if it does will I see it, etc......

The list could go on and on. These are just a few things that I thought of real quick. As I was doing my Bible Study for today it was on "Worries and Fears" I ran a lot of scriptures that deal with worrying and fears. I immediately wanted to share them with you. I am not going to post the scriptures, but only where they are. I find that I get more out of Bible Study if I look them up for myself.

Psalm 37:1,7,8, Psalm 55:4, Psalm 139:23, Psalm 56:3, Psalm 91: 5, Psalm 112:7
Matthew 6:30- 31, Matthew 6:34, Proverbs 12:25, John 14:27

There are many more in the Bible but this is enough to make us think about what we are doing by worrying or being afraid.

The time we spend worrying is a waste of time, (once time is gone we never get it back to relive it) and we could be spending that time praying and reading the Bible more. Because when we worry we are not focused on God but on SELF. I am as guilty as anyone to get worried over things that don't matter but these sciprutres today have reminded me to let God.

I want to close with Psalms 115 :3
But our God is in the heavens; He hath done whtsoever He hath pleased. and
Isaiah 55:8

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

It's all aobut HIM


chadandnikki said...

This was great. Thanks a lot. I like, or more so than, everyone else WORRY. God is helping, but that seems to be the one thing I can't get over. I guess it's my besetting sin(if that really a thing), at the very least it's what I deal with on a daily basis. Thanks for posting this. It was for me.