Monday, March 10, 2014

WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL: There is No Need to Worry- God is in Control

Webster's, definition of worry is, "to think about problems or fears : to feel or show fear and concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen." Worry causes stress, panic attacks, and can lead to depression. The adverse effects of worrying can take years off of one's life. With such harsh effects why do so many people take part in worrying? God has given us the promise that he will take care of ALL OF OUR NEEDS. As a result, of this promise we can live a life free from worry.

During stressful situations and in times when circumstances were out of my control I use to worry. I would become agitated, frustrated, upset, and rude. On some of the worse situations I can remember my heart racing to the point I would have to take deep breaths in order to calm myself down. Now when faced with challenges I give my burdens to God.  He has enabled me to cast my cares upon him. He has taken my worries away.  When the feeling of worry creeps up I remember that God is in control.  God's Got It!

Matthew 6:25-34 is God's promise to take care of our needs. This promise allows us to live a worry free life.  If you are someone who worries  I encourage you to read the verses below and let God take control of your life. 
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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