Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Trouble With Worry Teaching
The Bible speaks about worry, In today's world there are so many things that go that is the cause of worry. Jobs, health care, health problems, rebellious children, finances, and much more. These things are our everyday focus and if one of these areas are not right we tend to get all bent out of shape. I remember how when I first became sick from being overdosed with a prescription medicine I was so worried because my body was doing things that it had never done before. I did not know what was going on. I was crying panicking and everything else. I remember waking up day after day for about 2weeks feeling like crap each day and it seem to have gotten worse each day.
I went to the doctor's to let them know what I was feeling and what my body was doing and they marked it down but assured me that the medicine will leave my body soon. I thought I was dying at one point, I thought I was not going to live to see my children, everyday I went to bed kissing them as it was my last night to see them. I was crying, crying out to God asking him to take it all away! I starting getting heart palpitations, anxiety, and just panicking! My father who is a pastor had to talk me back into my senses and tell me stop worrying nothing is going to happen to you, you are going to see your kids grow up and this is a trick of the enemy! He then finished the statement with and even if there is something wrong there is nothing you can do about all that by worrying! I thought to myself what did he just say? Did he just say that me worrying about what I am going through is not going to help me? I was sort of in shock. When you are in this type of situation Christian folk should be telling me I am going to be fine and everything is going to be alright, Right?
Absolutely NOT!!! He told me I needed to align my mind back up with the word of God. That sounded a little more reasonable. I began to look up all the scriptures about worry and study then deeply. The first Scripture I read was the most important and simplified one that I could begin to meditate on.
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We have to really take this scripture to heart and hold onto it as if it is the only thing that will save our life. IF God will take care of Birds and flowers of the field how much more will he do for us? When he create man he created us to be rulers over the world. Adam was in charge of everything in the Garden of Eden and God created him with the intentions that he RULE! If he take care of flowers where they don't have to do anything but just sprout up and be flowers! Flowers can't serve God, nor can they praise him, or Worship him. They can't love him and trust in him and most importantly they can't Spread the Good News to all the world. But we Can! So if we can do all those things why would not he take care of us! His Children who love and obey him.
So what is the Trouble with Worry?
1. Your are showing God that you do not trust him, It is a lack of Faith
When I found out that worry is actually telling God I don't trust him to take care of me, I got on the right track quick! If he is telling us not to worry because he will take care of us and we do the opposite we are telling him that what he is saying is not good enough.
2. You stop God from doing his work.
when God is trying to work your problems out for you in the spirit realm and you are worrying, having fear, and doubt he can't operate in the midst of that! The devil puts fear and doubt in us so when he is actually being allowed to operate God has to stop working step back and wait until you came back on his game field then he will be able to finish the Good work he started in you.
3. You are ruining your health.
God says in his word that his plan and thoughts of us are good, to succeed and to prosper. Jer 29:11
If those are his plan and and we are worrying then we are not going to be in good health. We can't worry, be in fear and doubt and still be in good health. When I was worrying about what my body was going through from the medicine I was taking after it was subsiding I was still worried and therefore I started getting palpation's because I was stressed and worried, I felt anxiety because of worry. I could not sleep, therefore no energy, tired and not focused. But once I started to focus on other scriptures like Jer 29:11 I could sleep because although I was feeling like crap, my creator was having good thoughts about me, he was continuing his plan for me to be successful! Knowing what he was thinking took my thoughts off of what I was thinking because I know I have no power to change anything it is all him. He goes on to say in Matthew that I can't even change one hair on my head or add a single day to my life! So My sisters in Christ why worry about things we can't change. Trust him sisters. In proverbs 3:5-6 says to trust in the lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. If today you are worrying about things that are going on in your life I encourage you to stop and read what God has to say about what you are going through. I learned from a great teacher that he will do one of two things: Take it all away at once where you wont have to deal with it anymore or give you the grace to go through it. But it is his decison what he will do. But while you are waiting trust him! He is sure enough faithful!
If you need prayer about worry please go to the prayer request section and let me know and I will pray for you concering your worry, it is not of God and we need to pray that you are set free from the bondage of fear, worry and doubt.
I pray that that this message blesses you!
Scriptures on Worry
1 peter 5:7
Phillippians 4:6, 7
Hebrews 4:3, 9
Teaching written By Toccara Feliciano 2011 Beautiful Awakening Ministry
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