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Can You See the Sun?

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain

Jesus tells us not to worry. In Matthew 6:26 He tells us this, “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” He goes on a few verses later to remind us, “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Whatever happens today (and throughout this year), good or bad, easy or hard, will not catch God off guard. God is not surprised by what happens today or what will happen tomorrow. So trust that God is in control, and regardless of your circumstances today, do not let worry overwhelm of consume you. Focus on the sun that is ready to burst out from behind the clouds.

Often times focusing on the problem zaps us of faith but if we focus on God’s promises, our faith tends to grows. When Asa, the third king of Judah, was confronted by an enemy army of a close to a million men (his army was only 580,000 men), it probably looked like a big problem. Here is what Asa said to God in that moment – Then Asa called to the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come up against this vast army. LORD, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.” 2 Chronicles 14:11

The next two verses tells us this, The LORD struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the LORD and his forces. (14:12-13)

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom

And we will close with these words from scripture, Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for what 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 (NLT)

Dave Garrett

1/6/2016

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