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Unhealthy Relatives

Posted Aug 25 2009 10:28pm

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I believe that our spiritual and emotional-well being sets the course for our overall health.

There are three relatives that we need to get rid of immediately if we are going to live healthier and happier, and that is worry, fear, and doubt. I heard my Pastor say this best, “Worry is the sick child to fear and doubt, or fear and doubt are the parents who birthed worry.” I could not agree more with this statement! This really sums it up and I can just end it now with an Amen!

Worry-2-1-1-1 With everything that is going on in our world today, more than ever we need to have faith. Faith is what will get us through these trying times. Faith is not just another warm fuzzy word. Faith is an action word for those who dare to walk it. In times of adversity or trouble, we need to decide what relatives we are going to hang around with: worry, fear, and doubt or faith and hope, and love?

Did you know that love casts out fear? There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment (1John 4:18 NIV).

If we want to live healthier and happier in these days, we need to choose love. Psalms 112:7 encourages us to not fear bad news; but to confidently trust the LORD to care for us.

Even in the days of Isaac, when there was famine in the land, the Lord instructed Isaac not to go down to Egypt. He told him to stay in the land of famine and He would be with Him. Can you imagine being in a land where there was famine? Isaac trusted the WORD of GOD and instead sowed a crop in the land of famine and the Bible says that in ‘that year’, he reaped a hundred fold and he was very wealthy and successful (Genesis 26-1-12, NIV).

How many of us would have a hard time trusting in God’s provision when everything around us seems empty, desolate, and fruitless? It’s the only time in our life that we must seek His voice, trust him to guide us, and refuse to walk in fear, doubt, and unbelief.  Doubt and fear is what keeps us the ability to walk in faith. We know that faith is what please God and gets our prayers answered!

Fear-1 There is a song by Bobby McFeren, from the 90s that needs to be remade or resurrected, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” I have a favorite verse that I have been humming since I can’t carry a tune: When you worry you make it double..Don’t bring everybody down. Don’t worry. It will soon pass, whatever it is. Don’t worry, be happy. That’s what I’m singing, how about you?

Again, we have the power to choose and today, let’s choose to get rid of those unhealthy relatives of worry, fear, and doubt that is robbing us from walking in faith, which is ultimately what produces the impossible in our life!

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32, NKJ).


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