Limit Your Worry

Here I sit drawing my SS check every month with no fears about where my next meal will come from. I know how much I can spend to meet my needs so there is no fear about losing my job and income. I can’t imagine the feelings that are stirred in the hearts of the thousands that have unexpectedly lost their jobs in a prosperous economy with no certainty as to when they might go back to work. How will I make the house and car payments, the phone and cable bills, the electric and water bills, etc., etc.? Perhaps had we seen it coming we would have done things differently.  In such a situation it is normal to have many sleepless nights trying to figure out a solution. It will be better if we have learned how to pray and trust God.

   In my 58 years of preaching I was only once without a job.  In 1994 for various reasons I chose to resign my preaching position. I believed God would take care of my future. He did, but not in my time frame. I would not have a full time position for one year. As you can imagine my finances slowly deteriorated. But each time the rent came due out of the blue a request would come for me to fill-in preach somewhere, often from churches I had no connections with at all. I visited with several churches who were seeking a preacher but there were no invitations offered. Finally, when I was down to an empty bank account I received a call again from out of the blue and was invited to come and visit with a group of elders. In two weeks I tried out and had a job with a church that I would serve for the next 10 years. In fact, it was the best church I ever served. Remember, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Mt. 6:26) Limit your worry and learn to pray and trust!

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Ray Notgrass - April 13th, 2020 at 4:33pm

Thank you, brother, for this encouragement. We are blessed by your ministry.

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