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Devotion – Worry Doesn’t Help Us, Even When We Have Something to Worry About Like Our Illness

Posted Sep 10 2010 7:00pm
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“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:27)

I worry a lot. If it’s not my health, it’s about relationships, finances, how I am going to get to my next doctor’s appointment, and much more.

But God tells us to trust Him, and that He will provide. (Psalm 9:10; Psalm 13:5; I Timothy 6:17; Psalm 68:10; Hebrews 11:40, etc.) He provided a ram (Genesis 22:12-13) for Abraham when he obeyed God’s order to sacrifice his only son on the altar. Abraham trusted God; he believed God would raise Isaac from the dead. But God provided and Isaac remained unharmed.

Can you imagine how Isaac felt as his father held a knife over him? Talk about being worried. But he, also, was obedient to his father. God can be trusted. He is trustworthy in His nature.

Most of us worry about things like death, illness, and so forth. But it is in God’s time and in God’s will if we are ill; it’s not that He wants us to suffer, but that He wants us to grow. He is refining us as silver. (Psalm 66:10; Isaiah 48:10). He allows our trials so we can become closer to God and although we often fear death – look up! We will live in heaven with God through eternity! This life is just a blink of the eye!

Glory, honor, and praise be to our God, who tells us, “Don’t worry my child; it won’t change a thing, and it is hurting you more than helping. Come to me and lay your burdens before Me. I will help you though this, and you will be doing My will.”

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that we can trust You, and that you will provide us our every need.

About the Author Wendy Spurling lives in Northeastern Massachusetts. She lives alone, but is surrounded by friends. She loves writing, reading, and using the computer. She is going to college for Human Services and Deaf Studies. She loves American Sign Language! Most of all, though, she loves the Lord.

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