Tuesday, December 22, 2009

God cares

1 Peter 5:7

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Whatever your load is, big or small, give it to God!

Everything! Each and every anxiety throw it or place it with God.

I love this scripture. It is a wonderful reminder that God wants to be a part of the little things that worry us as well as the big, the big things that happen as well as the small, the small things we are excited about as well as the big…God cares about little ole you and me!

I read a story about worry that puts our worries into perspective for us:

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George Muller Massena, one of Napoleon's generals, suddenly appeared with 18,000 soldiers before an Austrian town which had no means of defending itself. The town council met, certain that capitulation was the only answer. The old dean of the church reminded the council that it was Easter, and begged them to hold services as usual and to leave the trouble in God's hands. They followed his advice. The dean went to the church and rang the bells to announce the service. The French soldiers heard the church bells ring and concluded that the Austrian army had come to rescue the town. They broke camp, and before the bells had ceased ringing, vanished.

So, whatever your concerns are this Christmas season place it with God. He cares and remember these statistics:

40% of things we worry about will never happen

30% are things in that past that can't be changed

12% criticisms from others mostly are untrue

10% health issues that stress makes worse

Most of all keep in mind that God is in control and most of all He cares!

We don't need to know another statistic or story all we need to know is

God loves ________________(place your own name here) and He cares about all of my cares and worries and He wants me to toss them all over to Him. So here goes….throw them over (actually throw them to Him)

Loved by God,



1 comment:

Frankie said...

God loves (Frankie) and He cares about all of my cares and worries and He wants me to toss them all over to Him. So here goes... I am throwing them over to Him.