“If we are obsessed by God, nothing else can get into our lives— not concerns, nor tribulation, nor worries. And now we understand why our Lord so emphasized the sin of worrying. How can we dare to be so absolutely unbelieving when God totally surrounds us? To be obsessed by God is to have an effective barricade against all the assaults of the enemy.” – My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers (June 2)
I used to joke the worry had to be a spiritual gift because I was so good at it. All kidding aside, worry is destructive in so many ways.
Worry can rob the joy of the current moment.
Worry can destroy relationships with things like jealousy & being overprotective.
Worry can cause a myriad of health problems.
BUT….Being obsessed with God & ABIDING in Christ are quite the opposite.
Abiding can bring joy, even under the hardest of circumstances.
Abiding can bring restoration to broken relationships when we love, honor and respect others with the love of Jesus.
Abiding can bring healing in all areas of our lives – physically, mentally & spiritually.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:33-34 NIV
Every day we must choose whether to ABIDE in Christ or spend the day stressed out & full of worry. Today, I choose to ABIDE.