August 23, 2017

Matthew 6:33 (NLT) — 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Just think of the worry and stress that we could eliminate in our lives if we took this verse to heart and really lived it out. Our Lord is sovereign and he really is in control of his world. When we let him be in control of our world he works on our behalf to work things out for his glory and to work the worry and anxiety out of our lives.

Matthew 6:27 (NLT) — 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

In this verse Jesus is saying that worry is completely useless. Worry is a useless, worthless waste of time. It is as useless as a screen door on a submarine, a snowplow in Hawaii, as dental floss to a chicken, as a comb to a bald guy, as a cheeseburger to a drowning man, as a remote with a dead battery, as the ‘g’ in lasagna, and as useless as trying to buy your way into heaven!

Vance Havner, “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Story: A business man ran into a stockbroker friend of his who always had problems with ulcers and high blood pressure. “How’s you health?”, the man asked. “Great, my ulcers are gone and I don’t have a worry in the world!” The man asked, “How did that happen?” The stockbroker replied, “It’s easy. I hired a professional worrier. Whenever something comes along tha I need to worry about, I tell him about it and he does all of my worrying for me.” The businessman couldn’t believe it. “That’s incredible. I’d be interested in something like that. How much does he charge you?” The stockbroker said, “He charges $100,00 a year.” The business man said, “How in the world can you afford to pay him $100,000 a year?” The stockbroker replied, “I don’t know but I just let him worry about it.”

In the same way the stockbroker gave his worries to the ‘professional worrier’ we should give our worries and cares to God.

1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you.

God has promised here in Peter and in our memory verse to take care of us. It is our job to quit worrying and let him.

Be Inspired Hilltop!

Comments

  1. Mary Anne Frank says:

    I grew up with a grandmother who was a “professional worrier”. She lived her life worrying about everyone and everything. She instilled self pity into people who were having struggles in their life. She was a Christian but sadly never learned to trust God for herself, family and friends. I vowed never to be like her but without the Word in my life I would be exactly like her. It’s often hard to trust God for our lives and Satan constantly whispers thoughts of self pity to us. We really are in a spiritual battle but Jesus is our warrior. We can trust Him.

  2. Worrying is definitely serious. I need to be more aware of the subtle little signs sneaking into my mind as well as the words that come out of my mouth. Must be a favorite trick of the enemy, but I sure don’t need any extra help from him when I allow the issue/problem/trouble to become greater than God’s promise to take care of it! Like Mary Anne, I have family in my past and even in the present that seem to wear worry like duct tape! This certainly can be one of those generational curses that can only be broken by the blood of Jesus and speaking his word of deliverance in our lives! On a lighter note, I snickered at all the useless examples you mentioned Pastor Dan. Thanks:) Thanks to you too Mary Anne. I always find your insight useful.