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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Give all your worries…to God, for He cares about you.’ 1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Think about the things you worried about last year, or even last week. How many came to pass? Statistically, 10 percent at most! And did all your worrying make them better or worse? And what about the physical and emotional toll that worry is taking on you? Dr. Charles Mayo, founder of the famous Mayo Clinic, said, ‘Worry negatively affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, and the whole nervous system. It profoundly affects your health. I have never known a person who died from overwork, but many who died from worry.’ So when are you going to face up to the fact that you worry too much, and do something about it? ‘What can I do?’ you ask. The Bible says, ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.’ By committing each day to the Lord, you are trusting Him to go before you and work things out for the best. It’s the only way to live! Worry doesn’t work. It’s like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do and keep you going, but it won’t get you anywhere! Life is too big for any of us to handle alone. So when worry comes to prey on your mind, attack it with the promises of God. Go ahead, bring your fears to God and watch them shrivel and die: ‘…God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:7 GWT) George Müller said, ‘The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.’

SoulFood: 1 Ki 6-7, Matt 17:1-13, Ps 36, Pr 5:21-23

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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