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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Positive Minute from Bobby Schuller

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6

All of us have something we could worry about, right? Worry and anxiety cripples your life and takes away your happiness and joy. No matter what you're going through, don't worry. God has it under control. Did you know God loves you as much as he loves Jesus? Did you know God gave Christ on the cross for you and that you were worth it in his eyes? Did you know that God treasures you and will keep you safe? Trust in Jesus and you don't have to worry about a thing. Troubles will come, troubles will go, but worry is not going to help you one way or another. Worry is never going to help you. Trust the Lord and be happy. We live in an anxious world, a very anxious world. There is something about the pressures of life that have caused our whole world to be robbed of joy and gentleness and slowness and even beauty. Many of us every day wake up stressed and go to bed stressed. We need coffee to wake up and pills to go to sleep. We are constantly working at our jobs, stuck in traffic, never present, always thinking about tomorrow or thinking about something yesterday. We are worried about the bills, and all of these things are poisoning our joy, our walk with God, our faith.  All the while, you don't need to worry. You can trust God. You can smile today because everything's going to be alright. That's the word from God for you.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for giving me so many reasons to smile. Thank you for being in control. Thank you for loving me. Help me to trust you and to not worry.  Amen.

REFLECTION: What am I worrying about today that I should be giving to God?

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