DONT WORRY (PART TWO)

MATTHEW 6:28-34

28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  

We worry about minor things and big things, whilst the word is assuring us that the fields grow and produce harvest in set times and it’s not like they can work to make it grow itself, they aren’t humans but are taken care of by humans and these same humans - you and I shouldn’t need to worry about what we wear because God will never make us go without, but will always make sure we have in abundance and are taken care of. That is beyond satisfying and assuring and a truth we must all hold onto. So as hard as it may be take the step not let worry consume you any longer – pray and release all to God to help you.

29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

God cares for us more than we could ever imagine and so when things try to consume us and shake our faith, we can have the tendency to forget all this and act out the worry in our actions and how we treat others. But when we worry for tomorrow and question His care and love we are also showing that we have little faith in Him to perform what He said He will do.

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

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The word is saying to not worry about the external factors, but that God has it all under control. How beautiful it is to know that He assures us and also shows us the way to go.

We have Him and unbelievers don’t, so when they complain and question life, we shouldn’t entertain that way of living too and questions things because of who our Heavenly Father is. To supply all our needs according to His riches in glory and the beauty is He knows it all, there is nothing hidden from Him. All that we need He provides.

Unbelievers have negative thoughts and never ending questions and doubt in their circumstances, the moment we think and act like them we are doubting God and taking Him away from the circumstance and encouraging room to sin and do things the short cut way.

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

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The requirement is to seek the kingdom of God first and all other things that we need will be added unto us, He has us so we shouldn’t worry or question, let your faith rise up and all negative thoughts be scattered. We must follow this with faith and trusting that God has not left us, knows what we need and also says clearly what to seek, and that is not what the unbelievers seek. We should be able to put God first in all we do, in our thoughts, actions, character, day to day – in everything.

Material things and people are all temporary and shouldn’t be made to be priority in our lives, we ought to put God first always and everything else secondary. We can plan things out and be productive, but then to worry and doubt is to waste precious, valuable time.

But we shouldn’t be so consumed in planning to block out the worry, but should rather address it because then that becomes a problem and can interfere with you and God. Don’t let what you focus on and worry about for the next day; affect you in the moment with God. Embrace the moment and don’t rush ahead, He has you and knows what you need.

  

POINTERS FOR WORRY-

-      PRAY OVER IT AND TAKE STEPS TO OVERCOME IT DAILY

-      Know what the word of God says about you and His promises

-      Do a study on worry and break them down into prayer points

-      Don’t worry over the future, pray over it and leave it to God

-      Build up your faith and let His peace that surpasses all understanding calm you

-      Live in the now and have faith for tomorrow, not worry.

-      Make a list of what you worry over and take it to God

 

Be blessed and encourage

LET THE BIBLE BEAUTIFY YOUR LIFE

Hello Ladies,

The title of this blog post actually dropped in my spirit recently as I was reading. Such a beautiful reminder and importance of why we need to have the word of God open daily to be fed with and encouraged by.

Life may not always go the way we want it, random situations pop up, people hurt us, struggle in finances, friendship issues, feeling stagnant in your walk, job losses, illnesses, you name it. We would love to not have any issues arise and for life to just be sweet – but I have come to understand that in the good and bad God is still God, so in the bad I will still rejoice and learn in it.

So in the bad as well as the good, rejoice and give Him thanks always – you may not be happy with that circumstance but in it rejoice anyway God is still God and hasn’t changed. You can always learn something new about yourself in bad times and God has a way of teaching and showing forth His glory in those trying times. But you need to get your mind renewed to not let the negativity seep in when things don’t look good.

If God has allowed it to happen, thank Him because He believed in you to overcome it. He believes in you, but do you believe in yourself is the question.

As a believer you have to make it a priority to study the word daily, you have a Father in Heaven whose words are in the Bible to heal, deliver, comfort, give peace, and so much more. So anytime you are going through things it should be the first thing you turn to. Not friends, family or your partner.

The bible will beautify your life, elevate you, equip you, encourage you, strengthen you and so much more. The bible transforms from the inside out in a way no other resource or person can. So have hope, read your bible, pray and build an intimate relationship with God.

  

-  ENEMIES – ‘Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.’ Romans 12:14

-  STRUGGLES - ‘We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.’ ROMANS 5:3-5

-  PAIN – ‘For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.’ ROMANS 8:18

 

-  PURPOSE- ‘The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.’  PSALMS 138:8

 

-  FORGIVENESS – “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.’ MATTHEW 6:14-15

 

-  WISDOM – ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.’ JAMES 1:5

 

DECISIONS- ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.’ PROVERBS 3:5-6

 

-  HOPE – ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.’ ROMANS 15:13

 

- JOY – ‘A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.’ PROVERBS 17:22

 

-  HEART – ‘Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.’ PSALMS 51:10

 Be encouraged and know that God has you and even in the bad times, He still has you and will guide and protect you.

Stay blessed