Summary: Even with every second of everyday filling our lives with uncertainties and problems this world throws at us it is still possible to live that life without worries.
Almost every second of everyday of our lives we are surrounded by the uncertainties, and problems this active world throws at us. And because of this we can feel a little overwhelmed at times.
We are so filled with daily activities like job responsibilities, meetings, serving in the church, running errands, and taking care of our kids and families that at the end of the day we realize we haven’t taken time to stop and eat anything and we usually still have so much more to do.
Let me put another burr under your saddle. Throw in health problems, financial strain, mental distress, and everyday struggles with sin.
Can anybody here relate to that? Are you going through some of these things in your life? Do you constantly worry about money, your job, and your kids or your health?
By a show of hands, who here tonight has something in their life they are worried about.
I’m not the Word, I just deliver it. That same mail man who delivers mail to your house, has mail waiting on him when he gets home and I need to hear this too so I’m gonna go on.
I know some of you folks are thinking to yourselves, and wondering is it really possible to live a life without worries.
I mean if I could wake up in the morning despite my full schedule and still have some sort of peace of mind at the end of the day, would that really be possible?
Can I suffer from actual physical pain and sickness, can the doctor tell me that they can’t do anything else for me and I still have peace inside of me, is that possible?
Can I lose my job, Baldwin EMC give me a notice to disconnect my lights, and the bank threaten to repossess my car, with all that is it possible not to worry?
I want to say yes, even if all this is going on in your life it is possible to live that life that worry free.
This isn’t my theory or my personal opinion, but the Word of God tells us several times that a life with out worry is possible.
Right now I want you to do something. You’ve been handed a piece of paper.
I want you to write down on that piece of paper your #1 worry or problem that you are currently facing. This would be something you think about everyday. (Do not give details/names/incidences that anyone could recognize as your problem.) Then fold it in two and hold on to it for now.
Look what Paul tells us
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
That word “anxious” means worry. So Paul is simply saying, “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything and if we would just do this we can experience God’s peace.
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
In other words give all our worries and cares to God, because He cares about what happens to us.
You may be thinking, how do you know that God cares for me. If you only knew half the things I’ve done in my life.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
There are a lot more scriptures that show us living a life without worry is possible, but instead of going there I want to say that it is up to us to choose what direction we want to go and whether we want to worry or not.
Every trail has two directions. We can ride down that trail toward anxiety or worry or we can mount up and take out on the trail toward Faith.
The thing about riding down that faith trail is we don’t have to go very far to get results.
6 He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ’Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Have you ever seen a mustard seed? I have and it’s not much.
Now I’m not gonna start chasing rabbits about whether or not we could actually move a tree, that is not the point. The point here is that if we would just put a little trust in Jesus, amazing things could happen in our lives today, right now, as we speak.