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We should not burden ourselves worrying over the troubles that come our 
way, but rather we should use this precious time surrendering our burden of
troubles over to the Lord and trust Him to remove the burden and replace it
with peace that surpasses all understanding. The Lord Jesus declares in 
Matthew 6:27
“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”
In other words, the Lord is saying that worrying is useless so why not use
this energy to praise God and declare confidence in Him that all will be 
well. Be encouraged to not worry about anything that comes your way, but 
rather be filled with faith trusting that God is in control as He is and 
will keep you as the apple of the eye. (Philippians 4:6-7) (Matthew 6:26-34)

I hope this message encourages your heart to have faith in God and His 
ability to meet our needs. The Lord knows what we need even before we ask
Him so be confident that He will never leave you nor forsake you, but will
be with you all the days of your life.


During one of Shane's routine new-baby checkups, his pediatrician expressed
concern that the soft spot on his head might be closing prematurely. He 
referred us to a neurologist who, after an extensive examination and 
X-rays, recommended surgery. The operation, he explained, would require an
ear-to ear incision and would take between five and seven hours.

We were concerned about such lengthy surgery, especially with Shane's heart
condition. But after weighing the dangers of a premature closure, we agreed
to go ahead with the operation. The night before we were to take Shane to
the hospital, I lay awake, alternating between worrying and praying. As a
rule, the two don't go together, but every time I turned the situation over
to the Lord, I found myself taking it back again.

It's funny, isn't it? We can trust God to hold the entire world in His 
hands, but we get nervous whenever we ask Him to hold our problems. I don't
know what time it was when I finally fell asleep. I do know it was late, 
because when the telephone rang the next morning, I could barely pry open
my eyes. What the voice on the other end of the line had to say, however, 
woke me up in a hurry.

It was the neurosurgeon. He explained that because of Shane's heart 
condition; he felt it imperative to get a second opinion. He contacted the
head of neurosurgery at a local children's hospital. After studying the 
X-rays, each determined that they had been misleading. The diagnosis had
been incorrect, and the surgery was canceled.

I knew a little how Moses felt when he got all the way to the banks of the
Red Sea before God parted it. Experiences like that are taxing on the 
nerves. But when you think about it, God parted the sea when Moses “needed”
it parted. The surgery was canceled when it needed to be. It was at the 
last minute, but I must remind myself that God is always on time even at
the last minute.

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

1 Peter 5:5-7 “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea,
all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for 
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves
therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: 
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.”

Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, 
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but
be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has 
been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has 
promised to those who love Him.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: JESUS AND ME
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem169.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony157.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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