Sunday, March 15, 2020

In time of worry and distress

“Be careful for nothing...” -- God through Paul, an apostle (Phil. 4:6)

“Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft. This needs to be carefully pondered and definitely realized by us, so that we do not excuse it as an innocent ‘infirmity’.” -- Arthur W. Pink

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” -- Leo F. Buscaglia

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” -- Winston Churchill

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” -- Erma Bombeck

1. Be still, my heart! these anxious cares
To thee are burdens, thorns and snares;
They cast dishonor on the Lord,
And contradict His gracious word.
2. Brought safely by His hand thus far,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
How canst thou want if He provide,
Or lose thy way with such a Guide?
3. When first before His mercy-seat
Thou didst to Him thine all commit;
He gave thee warrant from that hour
To trust His wisdom, love, and power.
4. Did ever trouble yet befall,
And He refuse to hear thy call?
And has He not His promise passed,
That thou shalt overcome at last?
5. He who has helped me hitherto
Will help me all my journey through,
And give me daily cause to raise
New Ebenezers to His praise.
6. Though rough and thorny be the road,
It leads thee on, apace, to God;
Then count thy present trials small,
For God will make amends for all.
-- John Newton, author of Amazing Grace

“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” -- God through Matthew, an apostle (Matthew 6:27)

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” --  God through Peter, an apostle (1 Peter 5:7)

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