been on my mind and heart. I see you struggling and planning,
worrying and sweating, crying and running, at a furious pace.
You're trying to move that mountain by yourself again, huh?
God asks that we cast all our cares on Him because He cares. Think
about what your worrying says to God when you refuse to give things
over to Him.
When you worry about money, you're telling Him that He is unable to
provide for His children ... that although He has riches beyond belief
in Heaven, He is too stingy to share them with you.
When you worry that no one understands you, you're telling Him that
although He has been with you since before you were formed in the
womb, and has carved you into the palm of His hand, He doesn't know
When you worry that you will not have enough food, you're telling
Him that although He rained down bread from Heaven in the desert to
feed His children, you are the one He's forgotten.
When you worry that your enemies will have victory over you, you're
telling God that although He has given you spiritual battle gear to
defend yourself, that despite His track record of being a giant
slayer, Red Sea divider, lion mouth closer and a furnace cooler, He
can't handle your co-worker, your neighbor or a former friend.
When you worry that your children have decided to follow the world
instead of your example, you're telling God that He doesn't keep His
promises....That despite the fact that you have raised them up in
the way they should go, they'll stray because basically, He lied.
When you worry because the doctors told you that children are
impossible, that a cure is impossible, that healing is impossible,
you're telling Him that this world controls your fate.
You're saying that prayer time with Him is nearly something to pass the time.
You're saying that although He can raise the dead, make a virgin
conceive, open the womb of a woman well past eighty, heal a 12 year
issue of blood, make the blind see and the lame walk, He can't help
When you worry that you won't be able to do enough to earn
forgiveness, you're telling Him "that's ok Lord, no need for Your
Son to die, I can earn my own forgiveness." Let's just act like Jesus
never died, and tell Him never mind, that He doesn't need to go to
When you worry that no one will love you, that you'll be lonely for
the rest of your life, you're telling Him that His love is insufficient ...
that He couldn't possibly love you enough to ward away loneliness.
You're saying that although He has promised life more abundantly,
He was lying .... that despite the fact that He started off saying
that it is not good that we be alone, He's changed His mind.
When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to Him, you're
telling Him that although He could create the world, He can't
handle what's going on in your world, so you will. You are saying that He
won't work things out, that obstacles cannot be overcome, that
mountains can't be climbed, that healing cannot occur, that what is
lost will not be found, that joy does not come in the morning, that
He is not the God of a second chance, that the promised land has been
swallowed up by the desert, that you have discovered the height,
depth and width of His love and found it to fall short of your needs.
Think about all that you're saying to the one who loves you the
most and who has all power, really think about it. Then open you hands
and release what you've been holding onto. Bow down on your knees and
ask Him to forgive you for doubting Him. Walk away with a peaceful
heart and note the footsteps that go before you to make the crooked
places straight, a way in the wilderness, and later springing forth in
"Stand in a stream with waters around your ankles. The waters that
pass by you at that moment, you will never see again. So it is
with the misery that has challenged your life ... let it go, let it pass
To the world, you may just be
somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.
Bill Wilson, Metro Ministries