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InTouch 03-22-04

In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley

March 22
In Touch Daily Devotional


Overcoming Worry
Matthew 6:25-34


What is it that you worry about most? Is it your health, your family, or maybe your finances? Though we believe that God's promises are dependable and that He cares for us, we keep on worrying. It is important that we distinguish between worry and legitimate concern. We are supposed to have a genuine sense of responsibility so that we carry our load and correct things that need fixing. But worry is more than that-it is a corrosive poison that eats away at our trust in God. What can we do about it?


To start with, we need to be aware of the difference between being a believer in Jesus and being a follower of Jesus. A believer is one who has placed his trust in the Lord for salvation and has received the gift of eternal life. A follower goes beyond that and attempts to know God and obey Him. When that happens, we become increasingly knowledgeable about the Word of God and the true nature of our Father and His care for us. When we become fully convinced that our God is just as good and loving as the Bible depicts Him, we will surely avoid the ways of worry.


From the Bible, we learn that our heavenly Father is aware of all our needs and desires, and still He commands us not to worry. Now think about that. Would God ever tell you to do something and not enable you to do it? Absolutely not! He always provides for whatever He demands.


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