Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fear Not

God is Faithful

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:27

Many of us are worried.  Worried about the economy, our jobs, our bills, our children, our parents, our health…the list goes on.  God never intended for us to worry.  Genuine concern for a matter moves you to action, but worry has ill effects.  Do not let your heart and mind be consumed by fear.  Learn to focus on what God has called important and trust him to provide.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34

Because God is Faithful, we need not worry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nothing is Impossible

God is Faithful

“If you can?” said Jesus.  “Everything is possible for him who believes.”  Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"  Mark 9:23-24

Feeling down?  Like nothing is possible within this current economic climate?  Don’t lose hope.  Jesus’ words suggest it requires more than our own efforts to obtain results, that it requires faith.  Jesus demonstrates what is possible if we place our trust in Christ -- because nothing is too difficult for God.  As we face challenges and trials, trust Christ to strengthen you and give you peace for what lays ahead.  With Jesus as the source of our strength and hope, we can believe and trust in our Heavenly Father to provide all that we need.    

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

Because God is Faithful, we can trust that all our needs will be met.