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Thursday, May 15

Posted: Thursday, May 15

One Year Bible Reading Guide:


1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
John 8:21-30
Psalm 111:1-10
Proverbs 15:11


Verse of the day:

“Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” (1 Samuel 17:32)


Are you a “professional” worrier? Do you know how to worry well? Sometimes I feel like I can worry with the best of them.

Think of all the worrying we do… We worry about our kid’s safety, our spouse’s fidelity, our financial stability, and our physical health. We can easily imagine the worst case scenarios on the movie screens of our minds. Worrying costs us time, energy, and emotional capacity. It was Corrie Ten Boom who said, “Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere.” 

It’s interesting to note that while Saul and his army worried about Goliath and being enslaved by the Philistines, David and his God acted and did something about this “giant” of a problem.

Whether worrying has become routine or is a new practice of yours, I challenge you to put an end to it and actually do something about it. This might mean praying harder, loving smarter, or living wiser. Who knows, like David, maybe your action will affect the course of your life, your family, your church, and perhaps even your nation.


Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor