One of the biggest problems we have in our culture is our extreme future orientation. We simply don’t have time to enjoy today, because we are always thinking about tomorrow. One indication of our extreme future orientation is how much money we spend on insurance of every kind. There is wisdom in being insured for … More The “good ‘ole days”
Several years ago while on a trip to Dallas, Texas, I heard a minister preach a good sermon about contentment. This preacher had always wanted to buy a nice little Honda self-propelled push mower to mow his yard. He thought If I just had one of those mowers, mowing the yard would be enjoyable. I … More If I just had . . .
There sure are lots of things today we could be worrying about. The news is full of topics like hurricanes, nuclear missiles, racial protests, and terrorist attacks. Many people deal with anxiety related to health, finances, and relationship problems. One of the keys to stopping worry is focusing on God and his will. When we … More I know who holds my hand!
In Matthew 6:26, Jesus wants us to learn to trust from the birds: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” When did you last see a bird worry itself … More Look at the birds!
Worry is also very unhealthful. It can cause headaches, insomnia, chest pains, nervous breakdowns, ulcers, and high blood pressure. You may have heard someone say, “It’s not so much what you eat that kills you, but rather what eats you.” Indeed, worry has reached epidemic proportions in our country. A huge percentage of deaths in … More Bad for your health!
Worry comes from focusing on what could happen in the future. We serve a God who is timeless: He already knows the future and has it under control. Jesus is the Prince of Peace: He can give us peace in exchange for our anxieties, but only when we give them to him. I once heard … More Stop worrying, it’s useless!