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Bulletin Article 9/16/2018
RAMblings...


"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:4-7

The word translated "worry" in the bible means: to be anxious about. As bible students, we know that Jesus tells us not to worry in Matthew 6. There is a time and place for genuine concern, but we should not allow worry/anxiety to take over our lives.

I was reading an older commentary that used this word in a couple of interesting sentences…He spoke of 1) a dog "worrying" his prey. & 2) a person "worrying" his sore that had scabbed over. In this use, it means to keep bringing it up. It means to give attention to something that you should leave alone.

It’s perfectly okay to be concerned with the fact that you are sick or that you don’t have enough money to pay a bill. However, worry becomes an issue when the solution to a problem, or even lack of an earthly solution, starts to consume ALL your thoughts, time and energy.

We like to be in control of our lives. We like to handle our own problems. Sometimes, those circumstances and solutions are out of our control. For those situations, Paul gives us the answer in Philippians 4: 1) Pray. 2) Give thanks for God’s intercession. 3) Enjoy the peace of knowing that God will handle whatever is in your way.

Ryan