Life Without Worry

Are your worried about this life? Do you wonder about what is going to happen? Are you concerned for tomorrow? Do you know where you will spend eternity? Will you follow Jesus and live in confidence? Are you looking forward to spending eternity with God?

There is more than enough to cause us to worry in the world today. We see the numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19 rise daily. We have a national election coming up. We hear of terrorist attacks, though those seem to have taken a backseat in the news recently. In fact, we hear less about crime today than we are used to hearing, yet crime is still happening.

We can be overwhelmed with all the bad news we hear. We look forward to those few tidbits of good news that are reported. Hasn’t it been this way for decades? We’ve seen some news services make an attempt to specifically insert a good news story every day, just to appease our desire to hear something good. Yet there is one piece of good news we can carry with us each day.

As we are reminded during this Easter season of our vulnerability, we are also reminded of God’s eternal promise. With the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are promised an eternal life with God, if we will simply believe in Jesus and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Make no mistake, this is no flippant decision, but a commitment.

When we commit to Jesus, we will begin to see our lives change for the better. The Holy Spirit moves into our lives and begins rearranging priorities. He will take away the worries of this world, one worry at a time as we release more control and give it over to Him.

At first, we don’t notice much change. It’s sort of like someone moved a trinket from one table to another. Or, we may notice that something we once liked to do is no longer of interest. Over time, as we look back, we see there are more worries taken away. It all happens one step at a time. 

Could you imagine if it was a complete makeover all at once? We would go into shock. God knows what He’s doing and brings us along as we are able to handle it. Our responsibility is to continue to turn over our concerns to Him, release them to Him and He will take them from us.

I pray we all commit to Jesus today. I pray each of us who have committed will recommit each day. I pray that we all release our concerns to God and allow Him to take them. I pray each person will release control, knowing that God is truly in control. Commit to Jesus today and every day. Give your worries to God. Release control. Know God is in control. Trust God.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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