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A Simple Message

1 Peter 5
7God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him. 

I love this. It requires no interpretation, no in-depth analysis, no wondering about the meaning.

It’s simple: God loves you and you don’t need to worry about anything because of that.

It’s a great reminder when stress starts to build up, when things don’t add up, when stuff isn’t making the sense you’d like it to make.

It’s so simple, but it’s so powerful.

No Worries Text

It’s also a command, not a request. So let’s do it! Let’s give our worries to God. Let’s trust Him more.

He cares about us and He knows what He’s doing. Gotta believe that. Believe that wherever you are right now, it’s exactly where you’re supposed to be. That doesn’t mean it’s where you’re meant to stay but this step in your life, whatever it might be, is supposed to be happening and it’s part of the big plan He has for you.

Have a great day.

Your Worries Can Wait

Matthew 6:27
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Did anyone raise their hand and say “I can!” in response to that question? Yeah, me neither.

Worried!

Worries can overwhelm us as human beings. Life is full of stress, and decisions to be made, and priorities to sort out, and so much more.

But if we keep carrying our worries with us everywhere we go and letting them dominate our thoughts, they can run us down.

I came across this for the first time in a while and thought I’d share it here – if you’ve never read it before, it’s worth a minute of your time.

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

He continued, “And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”

As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.

So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.

This part broadens it a bit…

So my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don’t pick it up again until after you’ve rested a while.

Don’t let your worries overwhelm you. Take a break from the stress, think positive, and pray often. It will all be ok, whatever it might be 🙂

Don’t Worry!

I do my best not to worry about things in life. I really try to make it a habit to just let things happen as they will. Obviously that’s not always easy to do and at certain times it can seem nearly impossible. Not so coincidentally, I’ve been failing at this recently.

At the same time I am constantly reminded that things don’t happen according to my wishes and my timeline. They happen according to God’s wishes and His timeline. The part of the Lord’s Prayer when we say ‘thy will be done’ is one that I have to remember to focus on sometimes.

It doesn’t say ‘my’ will…it says ‘thy’ will. At the end of the day it’s just a matter of trusting that God knows what He is doing, letting go of the desire to be in control, and giving those worries to Him. It can be pretty hard to do that. I’m guessing just about everyone struggles with this sometimes.

I found a verse this morning that spoke to me on this topic and I wanted to share it. It helped to put things in perspective for me and it served as a very clear reminder that God doesn’t want me to worry.

Lamentations 3: 55-57

55 From the bottom of the pit, I prayed to you, LORD56 I begged you to listen. “Help!” I shouted. “Save me!” You answered my prayer 57and came when I was in need. You told me, “Don’t worry!” 58 You rescued me and saved my life.

He was able to do all of that for me…and all He asked me to do was not to worry. Yet here I have been, worrying away about so many things in life. Time for me to do a better job at remembering those simple words: Don’t worry!

Have a great day everyone.