Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Worry: The Other Side of Arrogance

Worry has been rearing its ugly head around me lately and tempting me to stress out about my future. This was a great refresher for me to read from John Piper. I hope it encourages you too.

"Let us remember how wonderfully secure we are in the confidence that it is God who finally governs our lives - God and not chance, God and not our enemies, God and not disease,...You are immortal until God's work for you is done.

James 4:13-16 says, "Come, you who say 'Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade a make a profit' - yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will we will live to this or that.' As it is you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil."

It is arrogant not to believe in the heart and confess with the lips that how long you live and what you accomplish are ultimately in the hands of God."

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