Do not Worry!!!   1 comment

My weekend turned out the best i have had in 2months but just at the verge of its end, i witnessed a drama that got my pen to writing this and‎​ then this powerful verse in the Word dropped on my inside “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.”

Philippians 4:6-7a We start worrying when we are first born on earth. 

Hardly a minute goes by in which we aren’t concerning ourselves about something.  When does it end?  How can we experience peace?

What do we gain with worry?

Some of us worry about what we will wear, or what we will eat, or if we are being entertained, or if our houses are good enough, or if we are at the best school or at work, or if we are well-liked enough…

Those stresses and anxieties can get us down so quickly!  They distract us from our focus on the Lord and on godly things.  When you are mired in the bog of worry, it seems there is no path to peace.

But what good does all the energy we spend on our anxiousness do us?  Jesus asked his disciples

“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” 

(Matthew 6:27)Jesus could have had more to be concerned with than any other person on earth.  He had the same needs as any other human.  However, since He was born as the Son of God, He had an awareness we can’t even imagine.  In His love, he could see the sin separating people from God.  How it must have pained Him to know that He had to suffer for those sins!  Yet He desired peace and healing for us, the sinners. 

Born to worry, reborn to peace
Once we are reborn into the Christian life, we can learn from Jesus’s teaching: 

“…I tell you not to worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear, or your partner decided to break up with you. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” 

(Matthew 6:25)Once we place our trust in Him, we can concern ourselves with the love of God and love of others.  We can praise Him for His tremendous blessings, and try to share His love with others!  We can take anything before God – He is always listening.  We can experience a peace unlike any we have ever experienced during our time on earth.

The light of Jesus’s love can take us from the bog of sin and worry and lead us on His path of peace. Keep your eyes on Jesus

How can we keep from worrying?

Once again, we can look for an answer in the word.  On a dark, stormy night, the Disciples were in a boat on a lake.  They saw Jesus coming toward them, walking on the water!  One follower, Peter, wanted to be like Jesus so much that he jumped from the boat and began walking on the water, too!

However, when he noticed the strong wind and deep waves, he took his eyes from Jesus and began to sink.  Peter called to Jesus to save him!  Jesus grabbed him, they climbed into the boat, and the storm stopped immediately.

Do you see? 

When Peter kept his eyes – or his focus – on Jesus, not even a stormy sea could topple him!  But when he became distracted, he got caught up in the troubled waters.  He did remember to call upon Jesus, and Jesus led him to the peace and safety of their boat.

Similarly, we must keep our focus on the Lord – despite the distraction of earthly worries.  If they close in upon us, we must look back to God, and He will lead us to peace and safety.

Out of this world peace
What are you concerned with?

Is it the basics of live – food, clothing, shelter?

Or are you concerned with other things – your school or work, your peers’ opinions, your boredom level, your relationship?

No one is saying that those things aren’t important or that we don’t have to deal with them – they are part of the earthly life God has given us!  But we must keep our focus on God, rather than earthly things, which can so quickly bog us in worry.

When we become followers of Jesus, we can accept the gifts He has given us, including His path to peace. 

“I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27) So remember:  don’t worry; pray instead!  Bring your troubles and requests before our Lord, thanking Him for all the good things He has provided for us.  In troubled times, keeping our focus on God will help us experience a peace beyond any earthly understanding.

I do hope you find this worth sharing with your friends. See you again some time soon right here.

Have an fruitful week. Shalom!

Lekan Omodunbi Daniels is an ardent inspirational writer who is passionate about influencing positive change through his writing. You can follow him on twitter @Ldee_

Posted October 15, 2012 by Lekan Daniels in Uncategorized

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