by Jeff Strite

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What Me Worry? (2 of 3)
Series: Deeper Faith
Jeff Strite
Matthew 6:25-34

OPEN: The old sea captain was quizzing a new crew member to see how he'd do at sea.
"What steps would you take if a sudden storm came up on the starboard?" he asked the young man.
"Well, sir," said the crew member, I'd throw out an anchor, sir."
"What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?"
"I'd throw out another anchor, sir."
"But, what if a third storm sprang up forward?"
"I'd throw out another anchor, sir."
"Just a minute, son," said the captain. "Where in the world are you getting all these anchors?"
"Well, sir. I'm getting them from the same place you're getting all your storms."

APPLY: The Bible tells us this world is filled with storms. The Bible is filled with stories of the storms that many of the great men and women of faith encountered in their lives. It matters not if you're reading of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Samuel, Esther and others, each and every man and woman of faith encountered at least one crisis of faith.
Even Jesus warned us repeatedly that life wouldn't be easy for those who follow Him.

BUT after having told us all that, the Bible tells us there is ONE thing we must not do

Jesus us that in the midst of those storms the one thing we shouldn't do is worry. He said "I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?" Matthew 6:25

Jesus said: don't worry about your life.
Don't worry about where having enough to eat.
Don't worry about having good enough clothes to wear.

And other Scriptures say almost exactly the same thing:

Psalm 55:22 tells us "Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."
Psalm 62:8 declares: "Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

And in the New Tes ...

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