Sunday, February 28, 2016
I know-this is basic. But I caught myself worrying a bit ago, so I'm reminding myself, too.
It is easy to get caught up in the circumstance of tumult and troubles that infect our world.
Sure, sure-we KNOW better, but we often don't do better. We allow the 'cares of this world'
to plant weeds in our peace of mind garden.
How many times did Christ ask His disciples, "Where is your faith?" Answer: as often as needed; which was often-every time their boat started shaking in a storm.
If we pray and worry, the worry can only exist if we don't trust that God can or will take care of us.
And that makes for some pretty futile praying.
"5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
7For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
8being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." James 1:5-8