Written by cycleguy on April 9th, 2021

If I were to do a random walk through a town or a mall and asked what one thing amped up during the recent pandemic, I suspect worry would be the list.  Maybe even tops.

Worry is not a respecter of persons. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. White or black or any other color. Rich or poor.  Living in a mansion or homeless.  Good job or no job. Married or single. Male or female.  White collar or blue collar.

There are three weeks left in the series on Ecclesiastes. I took a 4 week break for Easter so I could preach on the cross and the Resurrection. Ecclesiastes 11 is all about putting worry to bed.  Well…it doesn’t say that specifically but it does talk a whole lot about accepting life as it is.  The adage of AA is “Lord, help me to accept the things I cannot change; to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”  We are all faced with the issue of “Do I or do I not worry?”

Philippians 4: 6-7  says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (NLT)

Wise counsel. I’m going to open my sermon Sunday by using Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-34 to see what He has to say about worry. Then I’m taking Eccl. 11 and taking verses 1-6 to show what we shouldn’t worry about and verses 7-10 to show what we can be happy about.

Join me/us if you have a chance to do so. I would be honored. If not, then please pray. Thanks.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. I’m hoping to at least catch your sermon tomorrow, Bill. We are now down at my mom’s and will be spending the next two days working on a huge cleaning project at her house.
    Prayers for you!

  2. Diane Ronzino says:

    Bill, where can I find your sermon?

  3. I would agree with you brother, worry has gotten worst but so has my faith if that makes sense. I have started back teaching a bible study in my home and that has helped me greatly. In fact I told the ladies in the study, this is not about you, its about me. I needed to fellowship over the Word much more then I realized. Grateful for the ladies who come and share their hearts. Good message Bill.

    • cycleguy says:

      It’s good that you realized your need Betty. I think this pandemic has shown some their need for fellowship while others have drifted away. They are the ones missing out. Thanks for coming by.

  4. Linda Stoll says:

    That Philippians 4 passage is one of my favorites and has become the theme of the pandemic support groups I’ve been delighted to lead {and learn from!}