Everyone Needs a “Worries Box.”
I was talking with a young man who I have mentored as he prepares to become a pastor. The subject came up of anxiety or worry over the decisions and choices he will have to make along the way to his successes. I told him that through the years I have developed my own “Worries Box.” It’s not a physical box, but one made of spiritual and biblical principles. It has a label on it that says, “Trust in the Lord and deposit your worries here.” it’s like a garbage disposal that turns on and grinds anxieties and worries into powder. This happens because when I leave all that stuff in the box God deals with it. He always has the willingness and the power to do away with it. As I trust Him, He will! Philippians 4:6 (NLT) says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
There’s a far better box to go to than a “Worries Box.” Think of it as a box in which you never place anything. To the contrary, it’s a box in which you only take things out. It’s called “God’s Box of Provision.” On top of it’s a sign that says, “Free – Take all the grace you need!” it never gets emptied. This is because it contains an unlimited supply of His grace. You only need to reach into it, using your faith and exercising your trust. I’m Dr. Bob. The images of the two boxes really represent just two things: First, we are to have the tenacity to never to allow our emotions to overrule our faith. Second, we are to refuse to be denied the benefits of our relationship with God. Do both and you will be God’s champion and will likely be passing out these two boxes to many others.
Everyone Needs a Worries Box-05-03-14
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