Matthew 6:25-28 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, and about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater(in quality) than food, and the body (far above and more excellent) than clothing?

26. Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth more than they?

27. And which of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure to his stature or to the span of his life.

28. And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; Amp.

Definitions

Uneasy – d) having, showing or allowing no ease of body or mind: uncomfortable, awkward; constrained, disturbed by anxiety or apprehension; restless.

Worry – d) a troubled state of mind; to be anxious, troubled, etc.

Rest – d) relief from anything distressing, free from care, peace of mind.

Rest – c) cease, quiet self, hold peace.

We have all read these scriptures and know that we are not to worry or trouble ourselves about tomorrow. Then why do we still worry?

In Joyce Meyer’s book “Beauty For Ashes,” there is a chapter titled “Behavior Addictions Caused By Abuse.” Here is a partial list.

Feeling Addictions:

  1. Rage
  2. Sadness
  3. Fear
  4. Excessive Excitement
  5. Religious Righteousness
  6. Joy Fixation

Thought Addictions:

  1. Excessive Detailing
  2. Worry
  3. Nonstop Talking
  4. Lustful thoughts
  5. Unsettled Mind (never at rest; always figuring out what to say and do, how to react, etc.)

I believe there are many who have suffered abuse in some way, that have wounds that hinder them in these areas. If that is the case, know that the Lord has a plan to heal and deliver you. If you feel a great amount of pain in your heart at the least little thing, then you are probably reacting out of past wounds. Painful wounds from past hurts are common and not reason to believe you have a mental illness.

When we over react to small problems, it is a warning. We must bring these episodes to the Lord and talk to Him about them. He is the only one who can heal you. There is no support group that can heal. The only one we should talk to is the Lord. We are never to badmouth the one who hurt us. That will only increase the problem.

Our words show what is in our heart. If we speak only to the Lord about the problem, He will show us the answer. He will bring healing, usually in a song. Our songs are so important to our spiritual health.

So many songs today are focused on the weakness of man instead of the greatness of God. Our songs must promote the praises of God, speaking of His goodness and glory, not of our failures. How can we praise Him if the words are about us. The words have to be about Him and how we feel about Him. They must be love songs to Jesus. That is what He wants to hear.

Our worry ends when He reveals His love to us. Then we are persuaded that He will supply our every need and the soul can rest in His love.

SUBJECT — WORRY — CH SPURGEON

To hush the spirit is to be silent before the Lord. To wait in holy patience for the Lord to clear up our difficulties should be the aim of every gracious heart. A silent tongue in many cases shows not only a wise head, but a holy heart.

SONG — JESUS WHAT A WONDER YOU ARE — PHIL DRISCOLL

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