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Worry vs. Contentment

on January 4, 2012

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your lifetime you worry about things you can’t control?  Illness, injury, death, job security, natural disasters, and finances cloud our minds with worry and fear.  We toil over relationships, family crisis, job-related stress, and the bettering of ourselves.  Jesus gives us advice on worry in Matthew 6:34 when He says, “Take no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”

Too many times we waste our “todays” worrying about our “tomorrows.”  God wants us to place our worries, doubts, and fears with Him.  He wants us to lay down our burdens and stress and trust that He will take care of us.  When we replace our attitude of worry with an attitude of confidence in God, we find that he renews us and directs us.  Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us to, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

My challenge for you today is to let go of the burdens in your life.  Turn your worries over to God and trust Him to lead you.  Don’t let Satan hinder your relationship with God today by constantly filling your mind with worries of tomorrow.  Make a decision to be content with the circumstances you face, rather than worrying about them.  In turn, you will be strengthened in your relationship with God, and have a worry-free peace in your life.

Philippians 4:11 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

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