#Worry#Wringhands#Trust

Written by cycleguy on October 24th, 2020

Corrie Ten Boom, the Holocaust survivor who for years traveled the globe telling of her experience in the Nazi prison camp and spreading words of God’s love and forgiveness once said:

Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength.

I think we all know people who worry a lot. We even call them “worry warts.” They wring their hands, bite their nails, toy with their hair, bite their lips, and a host of other physical displays, very often a sign of worrying or being overly concerned about something. 

Oh…then add in this all-important upcoming election which has many up in arms and you can find plenty of people filled with worry. Just listen to them (then again…you may not want to). No matter the outcome, we must realize as Christ-followers that we are not in charge (neither side is) but God is.

All in all, worry is counterproductive to what God has in mind for our lives.  The word worry means “to take a thought” or “to be careful.” The Greek actually takes it a step further and tells us it means “to be divided” or “inwardly distracted.” Boy, ain’t that the truth!

As you might have been able to gather, my sermon is on worry this weekend. 🙂  I’m using two specific examples and Scriptures for my thoughts. Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42 and the words of Jesus in Matthew 6: 23-34. It certainly is not the definitive sermon on worry, but if it gets a conversation started among people then I will consider it a good thing. I would appreciate your prayers please as I preach and as people listen-in person and online. Thanks.

 

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. You know I’ll be praying, Bill, and I’m so looking forward to this sermon.
    Blessings!

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks martha. I feel like I say it each week but you have no clue how much it means to me that you watch. I do hope and pray the sermon is valuable to you and to all who hear it.

  2. David Brown says:

    Hi! An old sister in Christ used to say, “If you trust, you don’t worry; and if you worry you don’t trust”. Still trying to learn that.
    “Commit thy way unto Jehovah, and rely upon him: he will bring [it] to pass”, Psalm 37: 5.