Nancy Rushing

First Lady Nancy Rushing

“He leadeth me beside the still waters…”

Thoughts From Across My Desk

What If

Don’t Worry.  Be Happy.  Just Trust God!

Do you tend to worry a lot?  Sometimes I do.  I worry about my health issues, my finances, getting old, my kids, my grandkids… I could go on and on!  If I think about these things long and hard enough, I can work myself up into a frenzy!  I can come up with the worst-case scenarios for any situation!  Can you relate?!

The Bible tells us not to be anxious about anything, but to tell God about our troubles, and He will give us peace. (Philippians 4:6,7 paraphrased).  He will take care of us. All we need to do is keep our focus on Him. 

Remember when Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on the water in the middle of the storm?  He was fine until he took his focus off Jesus and started looking at the storm.  What happened then?  He started to sink!  That is such a good lesson for us.  We need to keep our eyes on Jesus, not on our “storm”.

The pressures in life can overwhelm us if we let them.  I Peter 5:7 tells us to cast our cares upon God because He care about us.  Matthew 11:28 says, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  God doesn’t want us to be stressed out and worried all the time.  He wants us to talk to Him about our troubles, and then leave them with Him.  He came that we might have abundant life (John 10:10).  Would you call being stressed and worried all the time an abundant life?  No way!

God is our Heavenly Father.  He wants us to trust in Him, and He wants to take care of us.  Remember that the next time something starts weighing you down.  Call on His name and ask Him to help you.  Then leave it with Him.

One of my favorite verses is Psalm 37:25. It says, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous (God’s people) forsaken, nor his seed (descendants) begging bread.  It has been proven through generations that God takes care of His own.  Give yourself a break from worrying, and trust God with your issues.  You will not be disappointed!

Have a blessed day in the Lord today!

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