Unspeakable Joy Devotional

1.16 Twenty19

img_9588What if?

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”.  1 Peter 5:7

In the book of Matthew, Jesus taught many about worry through his Sermon on the Mount.

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own”.

Worry is the state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual potential “what if” problems.  Worry and anxiety are not only things that we produce in our minds, but they can also escalate to our bodies feeling physical ailment.  We are all human and God knew that we would struggle with worry and provided Jesus’ words to speak to us to give us the comfort and peace we need.  Your life is too precious to be consumed by “what ifs”, God cares for you and will give you peace, comfort and assurance-spend time with Him, He wants to build a relationship with You!

For anyone who has dealt with stress, worry or anxiety, it can have a tormenting hold on you.  Without God in control, we are left feeling unprotected.  Turn to Him and say “I need you Lord” and He is there, holding us as we manage to put one foot in front of another and make it through another day.  True peace, courage and love comes from God.  Jesus died for us so that we would be set free from the evil of the world.  Nothing can win against the one who conquered death.

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”.  2 Timothy 1:7

Worry is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.

Picture credit to Irna Bornstedt-Sarhione overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at Vasto Marina, Italy

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