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Friday, March 1, 2019

Don’t Worry: God Is God, and You Are Not

In review of John 14:1 it says, “'Do not be worried and upset,’ Jesus told them. ‘Believe in God and believe also in me’” (GNT).

Today’s verse is John 14:1, in it Jesus tells me to not let my heart be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in him as well.

Jesus' words show that the way to eternal life, though unseen, is secure, as secure as my trust in Jesus. He has already prepared the way to eternal life. The only issue that may still be unsettled is my willingness to believe.

I won’t have to go the rest of my life in constant worry, being uptight, having my stomach in a knot, or feeling tense. Anything that’s learned can also be unlearned. So start unlearning worry!

After all, the Word tells me that God has promised to take care of me. The starting point to letting go of worry is to maintain this humble attitude: “God is God, and I’m not.” When I understand that, worry will start disappearing from life.

“‘Do not be worried and upset,’ Jesus told them. ‘Believe in God and believe also in me’” (John 14:1 GNT).

One practical example is to start each day reminding myself that God is a good God. I can sit  on the side of my bed or even in bed and say, “The Lord is my shepherd. Jesus, I’m expecting you to feed, lead, and meet my needs today. Therefore I will trust you.”

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me . . . I sacrifice my life for the sheep” (John 10:14-15 NLT).

If God loved me enough to die for me, he certainly loves me enough to feed, lead, and meet whatever need I have today.

Bottom Line:
Don’t be troubled. Trust in God and in Jesus

What this means to me:
I should not be troubled. I believe in and trust God and Jesus.

Father I’m ready to stop worrying. I want to learn to put my trust in you and Jesus each day. Your in control, therefore I don’t need to worry. I pray that you help guide and give me wisdom for the activities I will be doing today, how I lead my team and how I interact with others. This I pray through your Son Jesus name, amen!