Anxiety and Worry

chambersportraitWe imagine that a little anxiety and worry are an indication of how really wise we are; it is much more an indication of how really wicked we are. Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way. Our Lord never worried and He was never anxious, because He was not “out” to realize His own ideas; He was “out” to realize God’s ideas. Fretting is wicked if you are a child of God. Have you been bolstering up that stupid soul of yours with the idea that your circumstances are too much for God? Put all “supposing” on one side and dwell in the shadow of the Almighty. Deliberately tell God that you will not fret about that thing. All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God. (Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest, 1935, Devotion for July 4.)

Go to God in His Word and with prayer!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

 

Put all supposing” on one side
and dwell in the shadow of the Almighty.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

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  1. Midge

    Lenny – I appreciate your postings, but never more than when I’m away… Your postings “ground me” in His word and bring peace especially when I see loved ones fretting and worrying as a loved one of mine does… Thank you & God Bless you & Yours!

  2. Thank You Midge and God bless you!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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