When You Worry Poem:

When you worry about money, you're telling God that He is
unable to provide for His children.

When you worry that no one understands you, you're telling
God that although He has been with you since before you
were formed in the womb and has carved you into the palm
of His hand, He doesn't know you.

When you worry that you will not have enough food, you're telling
God that although He rained down bread from Heaven in the
desert to feed His children, you are the one He's forgotten.

When you worry that your enemies will have victory over you,
you're telling God that, although He has given you spiritual battle
gear to defend yourself, that He can't handle your co-worker,
your neighbor, or a former friend, or whatever
the situation may be.

When you worry that you won't be able to do enough to earn
forgiveness, you're telling God that's okay Lord, no need for
Your Son to die, I can earn my own forgiveness.
Let's just act like Jesus never died, tell Him never mind He
doesn't need go to the cross.

When you worry that no one will love you, that you'll be lonely
for the rest of your life, you're telling God that His love
is insufficient.
That He couldn't possibly love you enough to ward away

You're saying that although He has promised life more abundantly,
He was lying.
That despite the fact that He started off saying that it is not
good that we be alone, He's changed His mind.

When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to God,
you're telling Him that, although He could create the world,
He can't handle what's going on in your world, so you will.

You are saying that He won't work things out, that obstacles
cannot be overcome, that mountains can't be climbed.

And that healing cannot occur, that what is lost will not be
found, that joy does not come in the morning, that He is not
the God of a second chance, that the Promised Land has been
swallowed up by the desert, that you have discovered
the height, depth and width of His love and found it to fall
short of your needs.

Think about all what you're saying to the One who loves you
the most and who has all power, really think about it.

Then open your hands and release what you've been holding
Bow down on your knees and ask God to forgive you
for doubting Him.

Walk away with a peaceful heart and note the footsteps that go
before you to make the crooked places straight, a way
in the wilderness and water spring
forth in the desert.

Author Unknown

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look
about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

Let Go and Let God:

As children bring their broken toys, with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God, because He is my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone.
I hung around and tried to help, with ways that were my own.
At last, I snatched them back again and cried, "How can you be
so slow?"
"My child" He said, "What could I do?
You never did let go."

Author Unknown

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