Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you busy but it never gets you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer
so so TRUE!!!
[see Matthew 6:25-34 (do NOT worry)]
“’Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ‘ So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” [Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV]
TODAY’S PAIN is NECESSARY… because TOMORROW is EXPECTING a STRONGER, WISER, MORE MATURE and MORE PERFECTED you!
“Consider it WHOLLY JOYFUL, my brethren, WHENEVER you are ENVELOPED IN or ENCOUNTER trials of ANY sort or FALL into various temptations. Be ASSURED and UNDERSTAND that THE TRAIL and PROVING of your FAITH BRING OUT ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE. BUT let ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE HAVE FULL PLAY and DO A THOROUGH WORK, so that you may be [people] PERFECTLY and FULLY DEVELOPED [with NO defects], LACKING in NOTHING.” James 1:2-4 [AMP]
DECLARE GOD’S Word AGAINST “UN-winnable” battles, “UN-payable” debts, & “INcurable” diseases… GOD is at His BEST when you are “OUTnumbered”…
our GOD is not only “GOD of the HILLS,” He’s also “GOD of the VALLEYS too!” KEEP PRESSING! He’s RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!
“To EVERYTHING [ALL THINGS RELEVANT or of IMPORTANCE] there is a SEASON [a time CHARACTERIZED by a particular CIRCUMSTANCE or FEATURE] for EVERY MATTER or PURPOSE [to LIVE+to DIE; to SOW, to HARVEST+to REAP; to LET DIE OF+to HEAL; to BREAK DOWN+to BUILD UP; to be SAD+to be JOYFUL; to MOURN+to REJOICE; to REBUKE+to EDIFY; to EMBRACE+to DISTANCE FROM; to GAIN+to LOOSE; to HOLD ON TO+to LET GO; to be SILENT+to SPEAK; to LOVE+to HATE; to be at WAR+to be at PEACE] under Heaven” -Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 [CONDENSED+EDITED]
TELL YOURSELF: “THAT HURT! BUT I can NOT let it get INSIDE of me (PENETRATE my MIND or SPIRIT) or let it be my FOCUS!” GIVE IT to GOD, GET INTO the WORD, PRAY & MOVE ON!
THINK about ALL that GOD has placed in YOUR hands and how many people BENEFIT from YOUR GIFT… NOW you know WHY you’re under ATTACK…
it did NOT come to STAY… it came to PASS… and it WILL pass… BUT do NOT let it BREAK you… SOMEONE is WATCHING and LEARNING how to TRUST GOD through you…