Don’t Worry

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Disney Don't WorryThere are many things that I worry about… have I put enough work into my task?  Am I missing something?  What if I fail?   In the different situations in life, we fret about what might be or what might have been if we had done it differently.  Worry, Worry, Worry, it had become a normal part of our lives.

Today at church, my pastor was talking about when we worry, he said, we start to tell God how big our problem is.  This is so true, I come to prayer thinking of all that could go wrong, all the issues that have to be overcome and all the work that I have to do.  However, my pastor continued and said, “We need to start telling our problem how big our God is.”

WOW!!!

This struck home.  We serve a God who is bigger than everything, He created the universe and He cares about us.  Revelation 22:13 tells us about God, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”  Our Lord is before and after all things, why should we worry for one moment about our lives, He has it all in control.
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The life that we have been given is a gift. Our past, our present and our future are all in the Makers hands. I feel that Christ speaks to each one of us and says, “Don’t worry, I gave you life, I gave you everything you have. Trust in me.”

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Child Joy

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Child Joy

At times it seems this world has become almost jaded and dark, the technology that has made “anything possible” has also blinded us.  We hustle and bustle around, we are constantly surrounded by noise and commotion.  We forget the simple beauties: flowers, rainbows, the night’s stars…

Here is a picture of pure joy: child joy.   This little girl does not have the same problems we do, she is completely happy at the sight of that flower.  Her joy does not stop there, but it spreads to her mother, to me, and to you.  She is looking at what is around her, she notices little things and this brings her joy.

I hope that we can take the time to enjoy what is around us: a well-built building, a piece of art, the sound of a rushing river, or even the silence.  In the bustling city or in the far out countryside, there is beauty and in the beauty, we can find joy.  I share these because, as I notice the little things, my joy becomes greater.  I saw this Cardinal sitting in a brush pile and thankfully was able to snap a picture, this spot of Red against the grey backdrop brightened my whole day.

Cardinal  I feel that this idea goes even further than a joyful moment at the sight of something pretty.  Corrie ten Boom said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” We can never get somewhere that God does not care for us, this is the wellspring of joy.  His love is so beautiful and the fact that He gives it to us, can bring joy to any situation.  This is made even more impactful by the story of Corrie ten Boom’s life.  She found joy in a place that almost everyone saw as hopeless, the love of Christ was her Hiding Place.

We have many things that are beautiful surrounding us on a daily basis. We can have the joy of a child at the simple pleasures of life.  However, there is a greater joy than the temporary pleasures of this world – the eternal love of our Father God. No matter what trials we are facing, He is beauty in a dark world, He is joy, hope and life.

 

 

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