Friday, January 22, 2010

Today's Daily Devotional

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

04/27/09 Anxiety is defined as worries and distractions. We experience anxiety for many reasons – bills, relationships, the future. But if you really think about it, the things that worry us and distract us are either things we can control or things we can’t. If we can’t control them, there’s no sense in worrying about it. Right? If we can control it, we need to step up and do it because we are responsible for creating worry and distraction in our own lives! Matthew 7 flat out tells us NOT TO WORRY! And what do you think the Lord is talking about in this verse? What are we being distracted from? Him! Our focus falls on our worries rather than Him! That is a sin – it’s called idolatry, and there are many examples of that in the Bible. The golden calf story in Exodus 32 comes to mind. STOP WORRYING! FOCUS ON JESUS!!!

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