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Instead Of Worrying, Trust In The Lord

May 22, 2008
With so much conflict in the world today, and the rising food and fuel cost, it is easy to get caught up worrying about the future. It's everywhere you see to remind you. You cannot watch the news or read the paper without being reminded of the war in Iraq, Lebanon, and other crisis's like the recent earthquake in China, and the typhoon that ravaged Myanmar.

It is all too easy to become consumed with all of the negativity in the world. If we are not careful we can become paralyzed by fear and worry. But what does the Bible say about worrying? The answer is very clear, have Faith.

Here are some examples of what the Bible has to say about worrying:

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid...." Isaiah 12:2 KJV

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 KJV

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2 KJV

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life." Matthew 6:25-27 NIV

The Bible makes it clear that we are to trust in the Lord and to not waste our time worrying. When troubled, open the good book, read the Bible, and pray for what is on your mind.
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