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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 594 and Worry

Sometimes at church, there is a Sunday school lesson or a sermon where I feel like the Lord is talking directly to me through one of them. Today it was both. In Sunday school class, we talked about prayer. One of the verses was from Luke 18 where Jesus shares a parable about praying and never giving up. I've been praying about the van (and asked many other people to pray), but honestly have got a bit discouraged recently since it's been so long and we still know nothing. So that really touched me.

But what really got me this morning was the sermon Gary preached about worrying. It was like God was talking right to me via Gary. Tom apparently thought so too since he started poking me as soon as Gary started talking. LOL. But seriously, Gary talked about what worry does to us:

1. It's destructive. It tears us apart, or strangles us so much that we cannot even breathe (that is so true for me!).

2. It is deceptive. We lose the ability to see life & God the way they really are.

3. It is deformative. It stunts our growth as believers and we focus on everything but God's will for our lives.

So what can we do when the worry attacks us?
First, pray about it!
Lay it all before God.
Let God take care of it!

Gary also shared this quote from Corrie Ten Boom: "Worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrows. It empties today of it's strength".

2 comments:

Di said...

I take it you haven't heard from Mark yet. Well, hopefully it will be okay.

KiddoKare1 said...

Nope, we didn't hear anything yet. But I'm still praying.