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Pastor Bud Owen
The Sin of Anxiety
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?“ (Matthew 6:25)
The phrase, “take no thought,” means not to be anxious nor to worry. As Christians, we are to trust the Lord for our needs.
Back in 1920, Edward Henry Joy wrote the hymn, “ All Your Anxiety.” The chorus goes like this, “All your anxiety, all your care, Bring to the mercy seat — leave it there; Never a burden He cannot bear, Never a friend like Jesus!”
Thousands of years ago, the philosopher Seneca said, “The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.” Friend,the only satisfactory solution to anxiety or worry are the words of Jesus as found in Matthew 6. Just as soon as we shift our worry to the strong shoulder of the Lord Jesus, we have taken the path of peace and contentment.
Peace of mind is the object most universally sought in the world today, by people of all ages. How sad it is that most of the world's inhabitants are busy looking for it in all the wrong places.
Ian McLaren asks, “What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow, brother, of its sorrow: but ah! It empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil: it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes.”
Thanks for your time and may God bless! Remember, if I can help…call. And do plan to visit with us real soon!
Pastor Bud Owen
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