Worried yet? Looking at the economy, the employment situation, the misinformation and misdirection of the campaign season (which never seems to end…I don’t know who’s actually governing our nation…it seems everybody is always in the middle of running for office, rather doing the work of their office…I digress!), reading the papers, listening to the news, North Korea, Iran, Russia, China…worried yet? I have to tell you, I’m often worried. I really hate that. I don’t like it at all. Looking at all that is going on in and around our church, there are so many good and wonderful things, so many hard things, so many answers, and yet so many questions. However in the middle of some serious worrying lately, I was reminded that God never is…worried that is! That is He is never worried about anything.
Of course not! He’s God. He knows what’s going to happen. He knows what He’s going to do and how He’s going to do it. RIGHT! Think about it. He knows all and He’s not worried! That is actually a very comforting realization. He knows all and tells those actively trusting Him not to worry! Actually He tells His children to let their worry drive them to Him in prayer. Philippians 4:6-7 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
I was reminded of these same truths reading one of my favorite stories in the book of II Chronicles. 2 Chronicles 14:11
“And Asa cried to the LORD his God, “O LORD, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.” 2 Chronicles 15:2
“and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”
So, when, not if, we get worried again this week, we need, I need to take them all to Him. He knows all. He can do anything in harmony with His character and will. He loves us and He’s not worried! Well, see you Sunday, the Lord willing. Our text for Sunday morning is Acts 18:18-28 and for Sunday night John 6:1-14.