Saturday, May 06, 2017


What is the antidote to worry? People have many ways to help them cope with the stress of life and the worry that accompanies it. For the Christian, there is no trick to master. The answer lies in the simple word trust.  Not trust in yourself, or other human beings, but trust in God. A synonym for trust is faith and there are many examples in the Bible to illustrate the power of faith in God. One that immediately comes to mind is Noah. Here was a man who walked with God (Genesis 6:9). His close walk with God led to a heart of obedience and his willingness to do the seemingly impossible. Genesis 6:22 reads, Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. This was a big step of faith by Noah; to build an ark on dry ground believing that God was going to bring a world-wide flood.  As Hebrews 11 states, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (verse 7). Despite the difficulty of the task in the face of opposition, Noah did not give in to worry or despair. He persevered for one-hundred twenty years, looking to the Lord for strength and courage to face each new day. If we want to be “worry free”, we must walk with God just like Noah did, obey his Word, and believe that he will take care of us in every situation, just as he promised, “ Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

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