WORRY... I am worried that I have worries! Have you ever felt that way?
Have you ever noticed what Jesus said would choke the Word? The devil? No, the cares of this world. It is the 'little' worries. I will not trust where I can not see, that is where infidelity begins. The cure is a faith response to the revealed Spirit.
"He will guard him in perfect and constant peace whose inclination and character is stayed on Thee, without one ripple of anxiety, the mind of the one leaning hard upon me."
Doesn't this promise sound so idealistic as to be impossible? Especially with changes in medicine causing unrest...uncertainty of circumstances...burdens of anxiety...pessimism about the future.
To find relief, millions of intense people have given themselves to gulping "happy pills". Peace pills! Across the heart - door of your tired, nervous, fearful and fretting patients is hanging the card, 'Do Not Disturb!' These drugs are called ataraxics (Greek term meaning "not disturbed") have a way of screening out feelings of worry, fear and anxiety. It is wonderful they work...for a while.
"Permanent Peace...can never be purchased
Worry is...spiritual irritability with Jesus." - Oswald Chambers
Christian peace ultimately is not found in a pill...not in prosperity...nor in some place...rather in the person and presence of God Himself. He will guard...what you have Him. Give.
Can the child of God ever think of anything the Heavenly Father will forget? When we realize that we could never think of anything He will forget...WORRY becomes impossible.
A woman kept a "worry box" in her kitchen. Every time something troubled her she would write it down and put it in the box. She resolved she would give these problems no thought as long as they were in the box. Often she opened it, took out the slips of paper to review the concerns. She found her relaxed frame of mind enabled her to find solutions. She discovered to her delight, most of the troubles she worried about no longer existed!
Most of us are blown about by winds of circumstances, directed by gusts of passion, like a ship at sea with nobody at the helm. If your life is to be steady, there must be not only a strong hand at the helm but a fixed star for you to aim to...a harbor of rest.
When we put our cares in God's hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.
Oh, if I trust Jesus, I will...worry...I don't have worries!
"Never a test that He is not here, never a burden He does not bear.
Never a sorrow He does not share, moment by moment...
I am under His care." - Whittle
Your Servant for Jesus,