Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Word on Wednesday...


"Give your worries to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will never let good people down." Psalm 55:22 (New Century Version)

I don't know about you, but I tend to worry. As a matter of fact, I have had a few situations come up that I am trying not to worry about right now. I am so thankful that, unlike the lady in the cartoon above, God cares about EVERY concern that I have! Sometimes, when a problem arises, I have been known to call up a friend or family member to cry, vent, and/or complain before I ever took my worry to the Lord. Every time I do that, I have to stop and think of this verse, and then ask for forgiveness. God desires for us to come to Him FIRST. HE is our helper, peace maker and problem solver! He knew about the problem/situation before it happened, and He knows the outcome, solution and what we'll learn from it before we even ask. Doesn't it give you so much peace and comfort to know that no matter the "worry", great or small, God knows about it and desires to "...take care of you." And, "...never let you down!" I praise Him for His unconditional, undying, unwavering love!

10 comments:

Mandy said...

I love the cartoon! Awesome post!!! Wouldn't life be so much easier if we always remembered to go to him first? I am like you, and I think it is only natural, to immediately call a friend or family member to talk.

Rachel said...

Amen!! That is a truth that I need to hear over & over & over... = )

Leah said...

i'll be praying for y'all! i got the email from kelly w/prayer requests. y'all have a lot going on right now!! God will meet every need! just watch and see how great he is to your family!!! :)

Campbell Crusade said...

Amy,
How refreshing it is to see your faith in the Lord! You are absolutely right on... He does care for us. Like He talks about in Luke 12 how he takes care of the birds in the sky and the lilies, then won't he take care of us, too?? "How much more valuable you are than them" (v. 24)
God always works out the details that we sometimes fret and worry over. We just first have to trust Him.
He is an awesome God who knows all things!

Jessica said...

You are wise, Amy! Satan loves to attack our faith and our belief that God isn't big enough, doesn't he? I thought of Matthew 21 when I read this verse- "Whatever things you ask in prayer, believe you will receive them!"

God has been faithful to David and I- through the rough patches in our marriage when I felt we would surely not make it and through finacial hardships when the numbers simply didn't add up. We always come out on top, and I know it is nothing that David and I can be patted on the back for- is is Jesus and Him alone! We trust in Him, and like his word says, He is always predictable and routine; he always takes care of us! : )

Mandee said...

your "word on wednesday" posts are so uplifting and encouraging. thanks for being open enough to do them!

davidcatherinewilson said...

Wow, so if you are finishing up his book, then that means that he is 1. Can that be right? It seems like you just had him.

I really liked your verse and message today. It made me think of the verse that says, God scoffs at the plans of men. I always like to be reminded of how I am not in control of my life-even when I think that I am. Thanks for sharing!

davidcatherinewilson said...

Sorry, I'm commenting again. I just now saw your first comment and of course I don't care if you visit our blog!

Going on dates is fun- I am just now getting over my anxiety over leaving my kids now that they are older!

The Holloway Family said...

I needed that--thanks! I am such a worrier (usually about money!!). For us, it seems like every time we start to get ahead financially Satan attacks. It helps to always remember that God is there, and He knows our every need. He always provides, and He's there to lean on. I tend to hold things in when I'm worried, so it's great that you have friends and family to lean on!

Staci said...

I'm reading a book about prayer and the chapter I read last night was about taking the small things to God...exactly what your post is about. Thanks for the encouragement :)