Saturday, February 22, 2014

For The Worrier: A Walk Down Sovereignty Lane

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matt. 6:34).

How are you, friend? What's on your mind?

I'm completely overwhelmed with countless details and problems, and this is not of God. Just in case you're feeling similarly, I thought we'd take a walk down Sovereignty Lane.

When the details and problems of life brim over and steal our peace, it could be that we're not in the Word enough. But sometimes we can read our Bibles regularly, and still miss an important piece of Truth.

I believe it's the truth of sovereignty that's missing at these times. We live in God's kingdom, not our own. We exist to fill God's purposes, not our own. We belong to God, not to ourselves.

In light of these truths, does it make sense to feel overwhelmed? Certainly not. It's self-centeredness, not God-centeredness.

I have 5 verses to share about the folly of worry, and even more to share about God's sovereignty. Read, pray, know, and feel them. Bless you, my friend!

Worry Verses

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow . . ." (Matt. 5:33).

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life" (Matt. 6:27)?

 "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17).

"Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible' (Matthew 19:26).

“'I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?'" (Jeremiah 32:27).

Sovereignty Verses

"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God" (Psalm 90:2).

"LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens" (Psalm 8:1)

"For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods" (Psalm 97:9).

"Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit" (Psalm 147:5).

"I make known the end from the beginning..." (Isaiah 46:10).

 "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account" (Hebrews 4:13).

"Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all" (1 Chronicles 29:11-12).


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