Since I wrote them, I suppose I can post the devotions for the Cove Church this week. I’ll just post one day at a time. The series was called “Lessons We Have Learned.” The topic idea was “God is in Control.”
Have you ever thought that worry might actually be insulting to God? It’s like we’re telling God we don’t trust Him. God tells Joshua: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,” (Joshua 1:9, NIV). He’s saying just trust me and stop worrying. Worrying never changes the outcome, but it does change our blood pressure and sleep patterns. Turning our worries into prayers of faith is what God wants from us. As a new nurse, I lost sleep worrying about insignificant things, like whether or not I had tidied a patient’s room before leaving. I had to ask myself if what I was worrying over was going to matter in six months. If not, then I had to pray, give it to God, and let it go. He is so faithful to give us peace, when we give Him our worries. Jesus asks: “Who by worrying can add a single hour to his life,” (Matthew 6:27, NIV)? The answer is, not one person! Turn your worries into prayers and experience peace that can only come from trusting God.
Read: 1Peter 5:6-7; Romans 8:28; Psalm 8:1, 3-4