Don't Worry About It!

Don't Worry About It!

            The story is told of a woman who woke her husband from peaceful slumber to tell him she heard a noise downstairs. Trying to reassure his wife, he trudged downstairs only to find himself staring down the barrel of a robber's pistol. The thief demanded he hold his hands up. "Nobody will get hurt," he said, "if you hand over all your valuables and don't cause any trouble." The man assured the burglar there would be no outcry and that he was welcome to the silver. "However," he said, "I wish you would do me one favor before you go. Would you go upstairs and meet my wife? She's been looking for you and worrying about this every night for over twenty years."

            Can you identify with that story?  A lot of folks are like that woman. They worry and stew and fret over things that will probably never occur. As a result, they bite their nails, develop ulcers, and lose sleep over what might happen, but almost never does. Dessain Terry, in his book, 'How To Win Your Mate To Christ,' says that Richard Nixon asked Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping his secret to staying young and vibrant. He responded with just four words: "Don't worry about it!"

            Jesus gave specific instructions to His disciples regarding anxiety. He simply said, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? … if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matt. 6:25-34).

            Will bad things happen to us? Yes! Can worry prevent them from occurring? No! So, why worry? Know that when bad things happen, God will give us the strength to deal with them. Live each day in hope, not despair. Don't worry, be happy, put your trust in God. Here is the bottom line with worry: There are only two things to worry about: Either you are well or you are sick. If you are well, there's nothing to worry about. But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about: Either you get well or you die. If you get well, there's nothing to worry about. But if you die, there are only two things to worry about: Either you will go to Heaven or you will go to Hell. If you go to Heaven, there's nothing to worry about. But if you go to Hell, there is all eternity to worry about. Where will you spend eternity? This is the bottom line to worry! (Author Unknown)

No Place I'd Rather Be

By C. L. Blake

No need to ask me, Lord.

   No need for a command for me

When the saints come to worship

   No place I'd rather be.

No work to put my hands to,

   No celebration sways me,

No business task demanding my hand

   No place I'd rather be.

No mourning the daily losses,

   No recreational game to see,

No meetings with the world, Lord,

   No place I'd rather be.

The loving sweet communion,

   The songs of calm repose,

The words of Your kind guidance,

   The fellowship so close;

For here Lord, when we meet

   Is where you promised to abide;

What place could be more worthy

   Of my presence and my time.

It is for you, Dear Lord, that I come

   And the songs and prayers I sow

In hope that heaven will be my home,

   No place I'd rather go.

On Mothers and God

            Of the sixty nine kings of France, only three were loved by their subjects and that these three were the only ones raised by their mothers instead of by tutors or guardians. Whatever ability we have to be loved by others is largely due to the love our mothers put into and around our lives. When a mother calls her children to her knees to speak to them of God, she is to them the grandest object of their affections. It is by this power over them that God becomes venerable to them; by the purity in her eye that He becomes holy to them; by the silence of the hour that He becomes awesome to them; by the tenderness of her tones that He becomes dear to them. (James Martineau)

A Moments Wisdom

--An abundance of words does not constitute proof.

--The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.

--A man must first learn to govern himself before he can govern a family; he must learn to govern a family before he is fit to bear the government of a commonwealth.

--The future is the time when you will wish that you had done what you are not doing now.

--It is not meager income that constitutes poverty. Rather, it is the insatiable desire that make one feel poor. A good man who is free from such desires is truly rich.

--No man is educated who does not know the basic truths of the Bible.

--We cannot fall too low for the arms of God to catch and hold us.

--The lottery is a tax on people who are poor at math.

--Rebuke your friends privately; comment them publicly.

--Most people hate any change that does not jingle in their pockets.

--Hate is a sword with a sharpened handle; more often than not, it cuts the one who swings it rather than the one against whom it is wielded.

Upcoming Sermons

4/16/23 AM - Judah’s Scepter; PM - The Great Falling Away

4/23/23 AM - “Open My Eyes that I May See”; PM - “While I was Busy Here and There”

4/30/23 AM - Telling the Truth to Myself; PM - Guest Speaker: Doug Sanders - On This Rock

5/7/23 AM - Noah’s Ark and the Lord’s Church; PM - Worship in Song: Congregational Choice of Songs

5/14/23 AM - How Far Will I Go to Break with the World?; PM - How Far Will I Go to Find Jesus?

5/21/23 AM & PM - Gospel Meeting with Kent Heaton - April 21-26

5/28/23 AM - How to Recognize a Faithful Christian; PM - Isolating the Saints

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    12/10/23 09:30am
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    12/10/23 05:00pm
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    12/13/23 07:00pm
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    12/17/23 09:30am
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