Worry

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Phil. 4:6

“I don’t want to bother God with my little problems.”  I’ve heard that many times.  However, God has told us to pray about all our problems, rather than worry.  It’s hard not to worry, but God tells us to pray instead.  God is never too busy or preoccupied with the issues of the world to hear your prayer.  He’s that big of a God.  My rule is-if it’s big enough to worry about, it’s bid enough to pray about.



Forgiven

He paid for our sins with His own blood. He did not pay for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.  I John 2:2

“I’ve done something so bad that God can’t forgive me.”  I’ve heard it many times.  The problem is, if that’s true, then God is a liar.  The Bible says that He died for everyone’s sins.  If you can’t be forgiven, then Jesus didn’t do what He said He would do.  Jesus came to die for everyone’s sins.  You are not a special case.  He died for all of your sins too, no matter how bad they are.  If you repent and confess them, God will forgive you.  He promised it.



You are Valuable to God

Jesus said, “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. The very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” LUKE 12:6-7

Sometimes we all feel worthless.  Other people can even make us feel that way.  But you are not worthless to God.  In fact, you are valuable to God.  To Him, you are worth more than any animal because He created you in His image.  You may feel worthless.  You may have been told that you are.  But God, the creator of the universe, says that you are precious and valuable to Him.  We’re always unworthy, but never worthless.



A Changed Heart

God, create a pure heart in me. Give me a new spirit that is faithful to you. Psalm 51:10

God can change our heart.  We all know how ugly we can be on the inside.  It takes the power of God to change us. Have you ever prayed for God to change your heart?  We pray for so many “things”, but God is more concerned about our character than He is our comfort.  He wants to improve who we are more than what we have.  So I ask again, have you asked for God to change your heart?  He can.