“NO WORRIES,” was written on the back and the front of the camper van we overtook last Sunday on our journey from Auckland to the north of New Zealand, where we live.
Reading about worries on that camper van made me think again about the theme.
What do people say about WORRY?
Vance Havner says this about worry: “Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”
CAPE REINGA IN THE NORTH OF NEW ZEALAND
In the publication called Coffee News, 1st March 2010, I read this about worrying, “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.”
And Corrie ten Boom has this to say about worry: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”
What has the Bible to say about the subject?
Paul writes that we should make our needs known to God. We read that in his letter to the Philippians in Philippian 4:6.
Peter says that we should cast all our worries on God. You find that in First Peter 5:7, where it says, “Give all worries and cares to God, because he cares for you.”
The Lord Jesus Christ asks in Matthew 6:27 “‘Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?'”
I have also opened two Devotional Treasuries to find out what the Holy Spirit has taught his servants.
Billy Graham stresses our relationship to God in his Devotional Treasury UNTO THE HILLS, when writing about Philippians 4:4-6. (Anxious in Nothing)
Charles Haddon Spurgeon explains First Peter 5:7 in his MORNING AND EVENING Daily Readings and asks the following two questions: “If God cares for you, why do you have to care too? Can you trust him just for your soul, and not for your body?”
THERE ARE NEEDS! THERE ARE REQUESTS! THERE ARE CARES! THERE ARE WORRIES!
What are we doing with our needs, our requests, our cares, and our worries?
WE NEED A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!
I am wondering if the occupants of the camper van we overtook last Sunday have a relationship with God? I would like to ask them. But the opportunity to do so is very slim.