Don’t Worry

A couple of weeks ago we unpacked Matthew 6:25-34 where Jesus exhorts His disciples to not be anxious.  You can listen to the audio of the sermon here (sermon title: “Don’t Worry, Be Godly”), but I thought I would share with you some thought-provoking quotes I came across as I studied for this sermon.  I pray these bless you by encouraging you to have greater faith in your amazing Savior!

Charles Spurgeon – Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.

Anonymous – Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.

Corrie Ten Boom – If a case is too small to be turned into a prayer it is too small to be made into a burden.

Corrie Ten Boom         Look around and be distressed.  Look inside and be depressed.  Look at Jesus and be at rest.

E Stanley Jones – Worry is the interest we pay on tomorrow’s troubles

DA Carson – the root of anxiety is unbelief

George Mueller – The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety

Worry

…gives a small thing a big shadow

…is the interest we pay on tomorrow’s troubles.

…over tomorrow pulls shadows over today’s sunshine.

…is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.

…is an indication that we think God cannot look after us. (O. Chambers)

…is putting question marks where God has put periods. (J R Rice)

…is the interest we pay on tomorrow’s troubles. (E S Jones)

…is an intrusion into God’s providence. (J Haggai)

…is a guest admitted which quickly turns to master.

… never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its strength (A J Cronin)

… is  the interest paid by those who borrow trouble (G W Lyon)

…is practical atheism and an affront to God (R. H. Mounce)

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