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Don’t Worry Be Happy

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Read: (Matthew 14:13-21) – The feeding of the 5,000.  

(Matthew 6:34) “So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

(Mark 6:35-38) “When it was quite late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and it’s already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go to the neighboring farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat.’”

“But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They asked him, ‘Should we go and buy 200 denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?’
He asked them, ‘How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see.’ They found out and told him, ‘Five loaves and two fish.’”

 

 

There was a rumor that Bobby McFerrin, the singer of “Don’t Worry Be Happy” committed suicide. This is false, of course, but people wanted to be amused at the irony of someone who proclaims these words to be in depression. People are addicted to worrying, and cannot stand those that live with joy and ease as most Christians do.

I’m not saying to be carefree and not to plan for tomorrow, for that would be unbiblical, but we should not put our faith entirely in what we can do, but rather, in what God can do through us. We should not stress about what we can lose physically, but rather what we can stop achieving spiritually.

Christ commands us not to worry about tomorrow. This mindset is probably more powerful than any healing, miracle, prophecy or financial success in order to reach out to a lost world that does not know about salvation through Jesus. Are you living this way, or are you following the stressful trend of the world and carrying on your shoulders all the cares they throw upon you?

In the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000, we see how the disciples worried and tried to use their brains to solve the problem. First by avoiding it, and then by throwing money at it. Christ took whatever was gathered onto Him and multiplied it, solving the problem and giving testimony that He truly cares for each one of us and that He can provide for all our needs.

You will not be able to see the miraculous provision, the unachievable goals achieved, and the closed doors opened until you don’t completely surrender your mind, all your stress, and worries to Christ.
It’s that simple, yet so hard for us to do.

 

(“Your faith increases when you place a demand on it. Lazy, inactive faith will fail you in the hour of need. Christ will always ask you ‘what have you got?’ because you will always have enough to create what you need. In your hands it’s only a seed, in His hands becomes a harvest.”– Bob Gass)

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are the Father of all, the Father who is in the secret place, the father of the righteous and the father of Israel.
• We thank You once again that You truly care for us and have shown us Your love by giving Your son, Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.
• We confess that we constantly worry about tomorrow and have accepted the fear that Satan has thrown at us.
• Forgive us for wanting to do things our way and find a solution to all our problems on our own, instead of surrendering them completely to You.
• We give ourselves, our time, our finances, and our talents into the hand of Jesus today, believing that He is going to return to us a harvest.
• We also give our troubles and fears onto Him and receive in exchange the peace that goes beyond our understanding.
• Let us from this day forth, be a testimony for all that know us of the immense lack of worry in our lives.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

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