September 12, 2021
Stop the Worry
Over the last few devotionals, we have been talking about trials and how we should respond. Today I have a simple but important word for you directly from God’s Word: Don’t worry.
1 Peter 5:6–7 tells us,
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Jesus said, “Don’t take an anxious thought for tomorrow. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.” When we worry about tomorrow, we pull tomorrow’s clouds over today’s sunshine.
I have shared many times in my ministry about the incredible truth of Jesus’ command, “Do not worry about tomorrow.” It is like we have this 24–hour fuse. We are wired up to deal with the stresses of life one day at a time.
If you worry about tomorrow today, you are putting a 48–hour load on a 24–hour fuse, and something is going to give somewhere.
Some people don’t just worry about tomorrow, they worry about next week and next month. No wonder the fuse is blowing!
You see, what the mind cannot contain, it will impose upon the body. If your health is breaking down, worry may just be the problem. The Bible says to cast all of your care, the whole of your care, all your anxieties, on Him, once and for all.
Roll your burden on the Lord. The Bible says be anxious for nothing. And that means nothing. Do not worry about your children, do not worry about your money, do not worry about your future, do not worry about anything.
Your Heavenly Father does care for you, and it is His good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
Read previous devotionals
September 26, 2021
When the twelve spies returned from searching the promised land, they said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we” (Numbers 13:31)....
September 25, 2021
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what...
September 24, 2021
In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul tells us, But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. If...
Do you find yourself lost, without direction or purpose?
Or maybe you just need a little dose of inspiration every day… Sign up to receive the FREE daily devotional from Pastor Bayless.