The Journey - August 25, 2014

The Journey with Ron Moore

There's An App For That: How Do I Get Rid of Fear and Worry? | Matthew 6:28-30

Matthew 6:28-30
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

How Do I Get Rid of Fear and Worry? Use worry as a signal to pray.

As Jesus went up the mountainside to teach, he looked out over a field of lilies. Taking advantage of the natural object lesson, Jesus made note of the flower’s colorful beauty. “Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Yet the flower did no work to become so beautiful. God took great care in dressing “the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire….”

The point of the object lesson is clear: If God goes to all the effort and detail to make beautiful a very temporary flower, don’t you think he will take care of those he sent his Son to die for?

Worry is a signal that the problem we face is too big for us. But whatever our problem is, it is not too big for God. Use the inevitable emotion of worry as a signal to turn to God in prayer. Place your circumstance in his more than capable hands. He takes care of flowers; how much more will he take care of you?

Father, right now I hand my concern to you. Take it from me and work your will. And please help me to hand my concern to you every time worry returns. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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