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How to Face the Days That Are Ahead (Psalm 23)
I) THE DEPICTION OF A RESTFUL LIFE!
a) Undisturbed by the Perplexities of Life
b) Undisturbed by the Possibilities of Life
II) THE DELIVERANCE FROM A FRETFUL LIFE!
a) The Presence of Worry is Condemned
b) The Absence of Worry is Commanded
III) THE DEMAND FOR A TRUSTFUL LIFE!
a) The Shepherds Presence
b) The Shepherds Plan
c) The Shepherds Provision
1) Are you a worry-wart? Webster's Dictionary defines
a worry wart as one who is inclined to worry unduly.
One lady said that she was worried because she was not
worried. That's a worry wart. Are you someone who
looks for something to worry about such as the woman
that had convinced herself that she had an incurable
liver condition and was worrying her self sick about
it? She finally went to the doctor, and after tests
were run, the doctor said she had nothing to worry
about. "Anyway," the doctor said, "You wouldn't know
if you had this condition, because it causes no
discomfort of any kind." The lady replied, "Oh, my
goodness, those are my symptoms exactly." That my
friend is a worry wart.
2) This past week I went on the internet and typed in
the words "What we are worried about," and I was
amazed at the number of things I came across that
people are worried about. I found web pages that dealt
with such things as our worries over the U.S. deficit,
the ozone, global warming, air quality, education,
age, credit fraud, road rage, national I.D. cards, and
soil erosion. I even found one page that spoke of
worrying about deformed frogs. No joke.
3) I once ran across an article entitled, "Baby
Boomers-Then and Now."
Then: Getting out to a new, hip joint
Now: Getting a new hip joint
Then: Acid rock
Now: Acid Reflux
Then: Being called into the principals office
Now: Storming into the principals office
Then: Long hair
Now: Longi ...
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