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Don't Worry // Friday, October 3

Posted: Friday, October 3

One Year Bible Reading:

Jeremiah 1:1-2:30
Philippians 4:1-23
Psalm 75:1-10
Proverbs 24:17-20


Verse of the day:

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.
(Philippians 4:6-7)


Have you ever had a problem with worrying? When we worry we tend to wrestle with problems before they are really problems.

Let me illustrate what our worry is like. It’s been determined that a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of 100 feet is composed of something less than one glass of water. That is, all the fog covering seven city blocks 100 feet deep could be, if it were gotten all together, held in a single drinking glass; in fact, it would not quite fill it.

That can be compared to the things we worry about. If we could see into the future and if we could see our problems in their true light, I think we’d realize that the things we worry about aren’t really what they seem. And that’s especially true when we completely depend on God to be our comforter and provider. But how do we conquer worry? What’s the cure for worry? By standing fast in the Lord as we’ve been commanded to do as believers. 

As we take a closer look at this passage today, we’ll see how we can stand fast in the Lord by resisting the temptation to worry and we can do that by being prayerful, by being thankful and by experiencing the peace of God.


Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor