Friday, July 29, 2011

No Fear Here!

Worry is a sin!!

1 Peter 5:7 tells us, "...humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully."

You see when we "take care" upon ourselves, through worrying about a problem or an issue, we are saying our God is not great enough to handle it. He cares about us so "affectionately" that He wants to take our care and worry from us. He wants us to live totally reliant on His care and love. By not allowing Him to do so, we are not walking in faith, but in fear.

If we are constantly asking "What am I going to do about ....?" we are denying to trust in the loving "Abba" Father of us all. Worrying about a problem never solves it, but He always has the solution!

The key issue is for us to "humble" ourselves and admit we do not have all the answers, and no amount of worry and care will reveal any answers to us. By trusting God and casting all our cares on Him, we can be confident that the answer is on its way and we can sleep soundly and release the stress that causes so many illnesses in the world today!

As Joel Osteen puts it, "Stop talking to God about how big your problems are and start talking to your problems about how BIG your God is!"

When worry comes upon you, speak to it! Say, "No thank you I will not take that worrisome thought! My Father loves me and He takes all my cares and worries from me and brings me the solution to them all!"