Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How Worry Works

It was the end of the day and the last trip for the bus driver. He was irritable and it was obvious when a father boarded the bus with his young son. “Where’s the fare for your boy?” he demanded.
“The boy’s only three,” replied the father.
“Look at him,” the driver replied forcefully. “He’s got to be at least seven!”
The father looked down at his son and said, “Can I help it if he worries a lot?”
Worry is a wonderful aging agent. It doesn’t eliminate the problem - it expands it. It seems to be a natural part of everyone’s life. And it adds wrinkles and woes.
Worry seems to have three sources: our failures in the past, not being able to control the present and fear of the future. Our past failures are covered by God’s grace and He will forgive us. And, He is in control of our lives at this very moment. Remember, too, that He has planned our future and will give us His power to succeed if we trust in Him.
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God and trust also in Me.” Jesus Himself had been troubled and tested on three different occasions. But His unflinching faith and confidence in His Father made it possible for Him to face every crisis: past, present and future. First comes belief, then faith, and finally trust. Why worry? God’s Word works!
Prayer: If worry does anything, Father, it shows our lack of trust in Your promises. Help us to believe without doubting. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

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