Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Do not fret--it leads only to evil.
Psalm 37:8 (NAS)
If you need encouragement, read Psalm 37. If you're worried about your future, your job, your health, enemies, friends, or family, read Psalm 37. This psalm packs a punch that sends worry straight to God. It begins with the command 'Do not fret' and repeats it twice more.
Worry is Satan's poison, and he loves to pour it on our daily bread. We get used to its bitter taste. We chew and chew, but worry weakens the Word of God's power on the circumstances in our lives that need it most.
Take God's warning seriously: 'Do not fret--it leads only to evil.' Worry actually opens the door to evil. Where does that door take us?
1. We make poor decisions based on fear, doubt, or the negativity that worry produces. Satan loves a poor decision because it delays our God-ordained success.
2. We make no decision because worry halts our progress. It confuses us. Our lives become stagnant routines clouded by perpetual doubts.
3. We get sick. Doctors agree that worry makes us susceptible to illness. It can shut the door to God's built-in medicine cabinet, our own immune system.
4. We walk right by God's opportunities without picking them up. We do not see God's blessings with our names on them. We are too busy watching our worries.
What are the solutions to worry? God offers many scriptures and antidotes for this poison, but you must do your homework. Read Psalm 37, and cast your cares on Him. Day by day, you will begin to enjoy a life without worry.