Calm amid  the Storm

Calm amid the Storm

2 Corinthians 12:9 ..My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. (NKJV)

Ahh: Worry. Some folk worry even when there is nothing for them to worry about. They are concerned that they won’t be equipped, or ready, to handle the next crisis in their lives.

I’ve heard that, “Worry is like a rocking chair – it is always in motion but never gets you anywhere”. (Excerpt taken from Barrie Free Methodist Church book of devotionals for Lent. Day 9)

We tend to concern ourselves with everything. Not that it is a bad thing, because we need to be able to cope in all situations, but to constantly focus on the negatives in life, will inevitably attract more of the same. So what is the solution?

Well, one very powerful way is to lean on God, and commit (or give) everything to Him: not trying to “go it alone”.

There are many passages in the Bible to encourage us in this.

Matthew 6:31-34 tells us: To not worry about what we will eat, or drink, or wear. God knows that we need all these basics, so we should concentrate more on the kingdom of God: that is – our eternal or spiritual life, for when we do that all our other needs will be met. “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be taken care of”.

We are, therefore, to take one day, one moment at a time and trust God for everything. Worry accomplishes nothing but more worry.

So Lord, help us to follow You. To trust You and lean on You in the good times, as well as the bad times. Let us trust that Your grace is sufficient for each of us, as we give our daily concerns to You. Keep us away from the rocking chairs in our lives, and lead us in Your way. Amen


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