Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Worry.  If I had a hankie in my hand I would wring it.  Worry is wringing every last "what if..." out of every possible scenario, crossing every bridge to nowhere, and trying to see into the future.

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work."
Sir John Lubbock

"Worry is belief gone wrong.
Because we don't believe that
God will get it right.
But peace,
But peace is belief that exhales --
Because you believe God's provision
is everywhere -- like air."
An VosKamp
author of "One Thousand Gifts"
(our fall ladies study)
"God's piecing together the puzzle of your life,
And He's filling in what's still missing with His peace."
"O beloved, I plead with you not to treat God's promises
as something to be displayed in a museum, but to use them
as ever day sources of comfort;
And whenever you have a time of need,
Trust the Lord."
C.H. Spurgeon
Gail Meecham in her book, "Spirit Hunger," talks about pretend prayers...
"Dear Father, worry, worry, worry, worry...In Jesus name, Amen.
What I often whisper as prayer is a sliver of faith wrapped in a blanket of panic.  What ifs...
It's not only wrong to worry, it's infidelity.
No more cheating on God.
I'll ask instead of worry...
I'll seek instead of fret...
I'll knock instead of run..."
"Two conflicting forces cannot exist in our human heart.
When doubt reign, faith cannot abide.
Where hatred rules, love is crowded out.
Where selfishness rules, love cannot dwell.
When worry is present, truth cannot crowd in.
Billy Graham
"...seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything
pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us
by His own glory and excellence.  For by these He has granted to us
 His precious and magnificent promises..."
II Peter 1:3-4
"If you are sure of omnipotent aid,
what can be too heavy for you?
Begin the day joyously,
and let no shade of doubt come between thee
and the eternal sunshine."
C.H. Spurgeon
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight."
Prov. 3:5-6

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