Worry Overcome

BLUEPRINT TO OVERCOME WORRY: 

We are all prone to needlessly worry about certain things that cause us needless pain and perhaps despair. We have a means to overcome that weakness at the throne of God. Paul writes, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Phil. 4:6). “Be careful” means to not be anxious about things that happen. If we are too anxious, it means we are in a worrisome state. This doesn’t mean we aren’t to be concerned about certain situations but we take it to the Lord in prayer. We sing a song called “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” which tell us that we often forfeit peace because we do not take it to the Lord in prayer. The following verse in Phil 4:7 confirms this as the truth: “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

 

Elder Sony Pyles says he worries “little” over things over which he has no control and he emphasized “little.” If we have control over a situation, then we should be about attempting to rectify the situation. If we have no control, then commit it to the Lord in prayer and supplication. The truth is that through the weakness of the flesh, we are all prone at times to throw up our hands and give up but Jesus gives us the parable of the unjust judge to overcome this tendency. Jesus says as an introduction to that parable: ” And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” (Luke 18:1).  We can come boldly to the throne of grace and find mercy and grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16) . Then Paul tells us that “Mercy” keeps him from fainting. “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;” (II Cor. 4:1).  We must continue to look up to the unseen things which are eternal and not to the things seen which are temporal. May God give us grace to realize this and then to put it in action!–October 14, 2014–Elder Larry Wise

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