Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Daily Devotion: WORRY

Bible Reading: Genesis 4:9-24

Key Verse: Verse 14 - "Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.”

Key Words: every one that findeth me shall slay me

Worry is often the result of disobedience, so it was in Cain’s life. Cain brought upon himself many trials, not the least of which was the constant stress of “worrying.”

The following quotes are not an endorsement of these individuals. I enjoyed their statements in regard to worry.

  • Dr. Robert Eliot is a cardiologist from Nebraska. He has two rules for managing stress and worry. (1) Don’t sweat the small stuff, and (2) it’s all small stuff.

  • Dr. Peter Marshall, the late Chaplain of the United States Senate, once opened the Senate with this prayer: “Help us to do our very best this day and be content with today’s troubles, so that we shall not borrow the troubles of tomorrow. Save us from the sin of worrying, lest ulcers be the badge of our lack of faith.”

  • Dr. Billy Graham says, “Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered on anything short of God and His will for us.”

  • Dr. Charles Mayo observes, “Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.”

  • Oswald Chambers writes, “All worry is caused by calculating without God.”

Worry is our indicator that our faith in God is like a bone out of joint; it’s dislocated.

What to do:

✞ Invest your life for God’s glory in others. An occupied mind doesn’t have time to worry.

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