When You Worry Poem:

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

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
"My child" He said, "What could I do?
You never did let go."

Author Unknown

..... ..............