Pray, and let God worry.   Leave a comment

Pray, and let God worry.

Martin Luther

Wow, this quote from Luther is just tailor made for a worrier like me. Grace is not a fragile thing, yet we make it so difficult, having put our hope in Christ, we so often hang onto the cares of this life as if they really matter. Shall we be happy to serve Christ whether we be paupers or a kings? No the real question for the person who worries, is this. Why are you so concerned about losing temporal things ? this earth and all in it are passing away shall we love it when it is busy decaying?

My text this morning is from 1 John 2: 15 Says “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

Prayer is something that takes the worry out of our hands and puts it in the one who really knows how to take care of us. Again I say to you and myself. Look to Christ!

Do not carry the burdens that God has not given you to carry, and He has not given you carry the burden of your sin or the Law, neither the cares of this world. Rejoice, and take your delight in a Christ who has come to extricate us from our troubles, not beat us with yet another stick. This grace is amazing. Let us revel in it Today.

Galatians 1:1 gives us this exhortation. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5t o whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen….Beloved, He GAVE Himself, This is a matter of serious rejoicing!

Say with Luther and with me, Pray and leave the worries to God. Do no less, and the peace of God shall be with you even in a troubled age.

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Posted May 27, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Uncategorized

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