Do you ever find yourself fretting and worrying over things whether big or small? We know that Jesus told us not to worry – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25) Jesus goes on to tell us that worrying does not change the outcome in any way. We cannot add even a single hour to our life by worrying? In fact, studies reveal that we can shorten our life by worrying.
So, what is the answer to those things that cause us to have worries or anxieties? The simple answer is we trust Jesus to take care of us. There is a verse of Scripture that we need to remember when we face worry. This is from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3) God has promised to keep us in perfect peace when we keep our minds focused on Him. So instead of worry, let go of the issue that causes you to worry and let God take care of it.
My dear friend, Lowell Mason, had a little poem in his devotion thoughts the other day. I want to share that poem with you now:
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
because He was my friend!
But then instead of leaving Him
in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tied to help
with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried,
“How can you be so slow?”
“My child”, He said, “What could I do?
You never did let go.”
God wants us to trust Him to carry our burdens. We need to bring them to Him and let Him bear them for us. He can do a much better job with them that we can.
Our working and searching for a new worship facility continues. We are still in the process of raising funds. A plan to secure a building to remodel did not go forward, so we are still looking to build a new facility. If you would like to make a contribution for this new building project you do so by go either checking the giving box on this site or you can mail a contribution. All gifts will be acknowledged with a receipt.