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The Great Exchange (14 of 16)
Series: Joy for the Journey
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
November 11, 2007
What is it in your life that has you worried? Is it your health? Perhaps your wealth or lack of? It may be job related. For many .. it's about their family: their marriage .. their children .. their future.
You could describe modern day America in three words: Hurry .. Worry and Bury! And it doesn't seem that anybody is exempt. For instance: the ignorant worry because they don't know enough. The intellectuals worry because they know too much. The poor worry because they don't have any money. The rich worry about losing what they do have. The old worry because they are facing death. The young worry because they are facing the future.
Julius Ceaesar was correct when he said that "as a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can see."
I read this week about one woman who worried so much about her debts that her hair began falling out of her wig!
It's no wonder that Jesus had more to say about worry and fretting and fear than most any other subject. At best ... worry is useless. Jesus asked, "Which of you by worrying can add one day to your life?"
In other words ... worry is a waste of time. It does no good. It never solves a problem. It never lifts a burden. It never dries a tear. It never pays a bill. It never cures a illness .. in fact .. often times it causes them. It will be a great day in your life when you learn that worry never changes a single thing .. except the worrier.
Are you a worry wart? And if so .. what does that say about your trust of God? Well ... that's what I want to talk to you about today: how to get out of the Wilderness of Worry and into the Palace of Peace.
Take your Bible and join me in the 4th chapter of the book of Philippians. What does God have to tell us about all this worry? Is it possible to set free from worry? Well .. let me te ...
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