Thursday, August 06, 2009

No Worries

Disney's Lion King was famous for their song, "No Worries" or as the kids would recall kunnamatota. Not sure if I spelled that right but you got the idea. Is it possible to live a worry-free life? Paul says in Philippians 4:6, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Jesus even said in Matthew 6, "Do not worry." Why then do we worry?

In my previous post, I mentioned what I am seeing as the key to joy in trials. It is trusting God. I'm not talking about putting on this "happy" face but truly experiencing the joy of the Lord from the heart. We can only do that when we give everything we are feeling and experiencing to Him. Peter said it this way in 1 Peter 5:7, "Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." The psalmist agreed when he said in Psalm 55:22,  "Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken." When Peter says to cast all your anxiety on Him, he is calling for a once for all action on our part. Do this and never turn back. There is nothing you can't give Him that He will not receive.

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