Sunday, November 9, 2008

Why Be Uptight? God's Got It Under Control!


"Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up" —Proverbs 12:25

How are you and your family doing with all the new change happening? Seems like a whole lot is in flux these days huh. Are you ready for the holidays? Has the economy and future uncertainty got you feeling up tight? Do you really believe that the Lord has things in hand?

Christian, please choose to put off worry ..permanently. God's got it and He has you in hand too. Understanding God's sovereignty is key for us who would fish for souls. Yes, it makes a person passionate for Christ and for biblical evangelism in a shifting society and in world gone astray! God is so BIG and so Great—He has an eternal purpose for everything He does!


Yes, resting in His arms and understanding this, will make us Christians concerned for the unregenerate ..enough to act. He is the One who motivates us to reach out and serve the last, the lost and the least ..worldwide. God's sovereignty will never make you sluggish, passive or pathetic with an I-could-give-a-flip attitude. Rather, it makes Christians awake, zealous, enthusiastic, fresh and worry free! So why opt to be inverted instead? We are living during exciting times filled with opportunities! The Bible says...

Fret not—He loves you (John 13:1).
Faint not—He holds you (Psalm 139:10).
Fear not—He keeps you (Psalm 121:5).

Christ can give you satisfying answers to such questions as 'Who am I?' 'Why was I born?' 'What am I doing here?' 'Where am I going?' All of the great questions of life can be measured when you come by faith to Jesus Christ and receive Him as your Lord. Let Him be your Pilot. He can take away the worry from your life. —Billy Graham

The Word says, "Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he." —Proverbs 16:20

God assures Christians, "Fear not, for I am with you." —Isaiah 43:5

There is no time to fritter away; no minutes to waste! God really does cares for you and your neighbors and He is in control! He will lovingly provide for you and use you as you properly prioritize. He knows all your needs even before you ask ..not just for food in the fridge, gas in the tank, and heating in the house. He does whatever He pleases! His ways are so much higher than ours and we should be so thankful for that. He comes through with precise timing too. He will never leave you in a lurch. I wish you could ask Joseph 'bout it. All things work together for good if you love Him and are called according to His purpose (see Romans 8:28).


Listen, if you can get a grasp on this concept of God ruling without rival—I mean His sovereignty—then you'll never complain again! All doubt will fly out the window!

Did you know that having an understanding of God's sovereignty was the secret of Billy Graham's fruitful evangelistic ministry? That's what Cliff Barrows said (on Billy's 90th birthday on November 7th, '08). You too can apply the principles of the Word just like Billy has done for all these years. You too can enjoy close fellowship with God in Christ and joyously fish for souls ...with urgency, with love and with results! So lay down all your worries at the foot of the cross!

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