MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, 2018
THEME: WORTHLESS WORRY
TEXT: PSALM 37:1-26
MEMORY VERSE: PSALMS 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging for bread”.
Worry in other words means anxiety, trouble, distress, torment, uneasiness and such like. Why would any normal thinking person choose to travel with worrisome companions? In today’s text, the Psalmist warns against envying evil-doers, because their ways are foolishness. Today, they might seem to be the ones everyone is hailing, but tomorrow, they are abhorred when the results of their wicked acts are poured out on them.
Think about someone who stole from others to build a gigantic and beautiful house but when his evil was discovered, the house was confiscated and he was imprisoned. When you worry about things you don’t have and make unrighteous plans to get them, they lead to regrets. The Psalmist is, therefore, counseling us to trust in the Lord for all that we desire to have. “…and feed on His faithfulness”.
Moreover, worry is an instrument the devil uses to cause hypertension, depression and failure. The end-product of worry is always brutal and devastating. On the other hand, making plans and setting goals to get our desires accomplished in a godly way is healthy. Jesus said, “For which of you intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?” (Luke 14:28).
Whatever you desire, pray, trust God and take godly steps to acquire it. After having done all, wait patiently because God never disappoints those who wait on Him.
HYMN: EMHB 390 – GIVE ME THE FAITH WHICH CAN REMOVE
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the grace never to doubt Your ability to provide for me but to believe and be able to wait for my miracle. Amen.