Trouble

Trouble
Matthew 6:24-34

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it only empties today of its joy.
~ Anonymous

Mammon

  • Matthew 6:24b "You cannot serve God and wealth (mammon)."
    • The word translated wealth in the NASB is generally transliterated from the Greek word 'mamonas'
    • A word describing wealth that is personified as an object of worship.
    • It was taken by medieval writers as the name of the demon of covetousness. 
    • It is derived from the idea of a divided mind!
    • Revealing a mild case of atheism, or a practical atheism!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down Proverbs 12:25a

Worry can be described as a small trickle of fear that meanders through the mind until it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

Psalm 16

  • Elisabeth Elliot's comments reflect her faith and encourage our acceptance.
    • Don't allow yourself to complain about anything! Not even the weather.
    • Don't let your imagination run away with useless wishing of what could be.
    • Make no odious (arousing hatred, extreme disgust, or repugnance) comparisons.
    • Never dwell on what might have been. Thank God for what is.
    • Remember, tomorrow does not belong to me, it belongs to God.

The heaviest part of sorrow is dwelling on and looking forward to it! ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13

In Acceptance lies Peace...
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall survive.

Created for Faith not Fear

Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 3:2 Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I Peter 5:7  Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.