1. Many people believe that worrying is a natural part of life. When times get tough, a person’s first response is often to start worrying. Unemployment, health problems, and car accidents create automatic responses of distress. Mothers believe its part of their role in caring for their children. Friends, worrying is not how the Lord intends for us to live. We serve a God who is more powerful then any challenge we might be faced with.

    Being a believer means no longer having to worry. We serve a loving Father who wants to take care of us. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…Look at the birds of the air they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:25-26 NIV).  “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For …your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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 6:31, 33-34 NIV).

    Becoming a believer means gaining the strongest life insurance policy available. The Bible offers pages of promises for those enrolled on the policy. God promises that our needs won’t go unmet.  In times of crises the Lord renews our strength (Isaiah 41:31 NIV). The creator is in the business of pouring out his blessings to those on his insurance plan. ” For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans  to give you a  hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV). According to God’s insurance plan, we have nothing to fear. Being members of the kingdom of Heaven entitles us to many benefits.

    A married couple found themselves in need of a van to accommodate their growing family. The wife was pregnant, and they needed a bigger vehicle before the baby arrived. The couple lived on a meager income and chose to save up for a used vehicle. The couple tithed their income and put away whatever they could scrimp and pinch into savings. Despite their best efforts, they still couldn’t afford a used van. The couple was about to give up when they received a phone call. A lady called to inform the couple that they won a drawing for a free new van. The new van was far greater then they could’ve imagined. The van came with a built in television and extra storage space for camping trips. God can intervene in our lives providing for us in ways we never imagined to be possible.

    When life seems out of control go to the creator of the universe. Remember what the Lord promised in his insurance policy. Any battle you’re facing isn’t as powerful as God’s solution. If the Lord created the universe, he’s capable of providing for your personal needs.

                                                             References

    Tyndale House Publishers (2005). Life application study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI:

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