Christian living

Don’t worry, be happy!

We like being in control. Consequently, fear of the unknown often grips us when we are uncertain of the future. We often need to know, for example, where we are going to get our next meal, how we are going to afford it. This not only relates to food but to other things that we may need like money or clothes.

From this fear, worry is derived. Worry takes away our ability to be joyful.This is simply because we fail to be grateful for what we have because we spend too much time thinking about what we don’t have. For example, one may not be able to enjoy and celebrate their success at ‘A’ levels because already they are thinking about how they are going to afford university fees. The Bible has a solution though.

 Matthew 6:33(ESV): But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Above everything, we must strive to know God’s heart and to be familiar with His voice through his  word. In other words,we must seek him first. Worry, however, distracts us from God. This is because our heart is focused on something else, and not God. The Lord’s wish is not for us not to worry but to trust that He surely has it all under control.

Do everything that you possibly can to achieve the desired goal. When you have exhausted yourself trust God to do the rest. Work as if everything depends on you and pray as if everything depends on God*. He will surely not let you down.

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* “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. Saint Augustine.Read more quotes at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/saintaugus165165.html

 

 

 

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