Friday, October 28, 2005

My thoughts...

I was listening to Joy FM today, and the man who was speaking said: "IF YOU WORRY, IT'S BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW GOD". I really thought about this becasue I have been worrying a lot lately. I have so much on my mind and I am usually so exhausted that I don't spend as much time alone with God as I should. Just last night I was fretting and by the time I felt better I fell into an exhausted sleep without spending time with God. And then I realized that the reason I worry so much is becasue I'm not taking the time with God that I used to. And it's entirely my fault. So please pray that I will get back on track. If I really get to "know" God more, I will truly not worry half as much as I do now. I know the verses, so why don't I listen to them? ...

"So don't worry, for I am with you. Don't be dismayed, for I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you wih my right hand that saves you."

"Don't fret... it only leads to trouble"

"Don' be anxious about anything..."

And those are only a few of the verses on worry that I have memorized....

Things will be tough for all of us at times, but soon things won't be tough at all. We are God's children, and it says in the Bible that He loves his children. We'll be OK. So Erin: DON'T WORRY! And we need to get to know God more and more each day to fully trust Him and His promises. And I want to know God more.

"Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (our needs -in this passage it is saying our food and clothes...). Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" -Matthew 6:33-34


Blogger Jeff Jones said...

You hit it right on the head.

Maybe part of our inclination, as sinful people, to worry is because we don't welcome hardship and suffering the way we ought to. After all, the Bible says that God disciplines those he loves, and that hardship produces character and hope. We in our culture really don't face a lot of hardship in our lives - something to which both Erin and I can attest, having seen Africa firsthand.

Instead of being scared of the unknown, we should trust God and welcome it as the next phase of the basic training course called life....

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Holly said...

I miss Joy FM. Shine FM just isn't the same.

11:46 AM  

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