Do You Have Worries?
Outline: We must trust Jesus to help in trouble and hardships. God cares for us. Bring our problems to Jesus. Promises from the Bible.
|Theme:||Problems, troubles, worries; Spiritual Growth|
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Now that you are a Christian and have trusted in Jesus Christ to change your heart and forgive your sins, there is something you need to know. You have trusted Jesus to save you (forgive you), but you must also trust Him to help you in trouble and hardships.
Today many people worry about different things. Men and women worry about their families and about their daily food. Young people worry about the modern fashions, what they should wear or buy. They worry about money and many other things. They worry about having work.
What about you? Are you worrying? What are your troubles? Tell them to Jesus and He will grant you your requests. Jesus said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you." As a good Father He answers our prayers but we must be patient for God's answers. Sometimes He says, "No," because He sees it would not be good for us, or perhaps our motives are wrong. Sometimes He says, "Wait awhile."
Do you know that God cares for you? If not, trust Him now and say to Him, "I am sorry, Lord, because I never knew You cared for such a person as I. Forgive me for my ignorance, O Lord, my Saviour." Surely He will forgive you and give you a new understanding.
See how beautiful are the flowers and how happy are the birds of the air. The Lord cares for them all! How much more do you think God cares for you whom He has made? I know sometimes we talk much about our problems and do little about them. When you have a problem, stop asking yourself, "why?", but rather, pray about it. It is better to light a lamp than to complain of the darkness.
Today let us bring our problems to Jesus, because He has told us in His book that if we have any problems we must tell Him. He even knows our problems before we come to Him for help. He only waits to hear our voice. Jesus is our best friend; we need not be afraid of Him.
In God's book there are many words of promise for God's children. Listen. Here are some of the words God has given so that we will know that He loves and cares for us. God says, "I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you." "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." "Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart." "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God Who gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not, and it shall be given him." "Trust in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed."
References: Matt. 7:7, John 14:18, Phil. 4:6,7: Psalm 37:4; James 1:5; Psalm 37:3.