Believing in Truth

Posted: August 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

The choice to believe in truth or fiction always comes in some form or fashion.  With Joy jobless and no money the past few days has been a gut check.  In the past, times that have been similar to this, I would have faith and hope to make it most of the way through knowing the Lord would take care of us.  Most of the way doesn’t cut it!  I would cave in to fear of unknowing, start freaking out under pressure, start feeling sick because I would subject myself to long hours of worrying and anxiousness.  As a believer I would find myself trying to be over everything and falter in huge ways.  My life would start showing that I am about myself in this area more than being this person that trusts in the Lord for everything.

 

I read a devotional from John Piper recently that sums it up…

 

Let Jesus Argue with Your Soul About Being Anxious

 

We should be slow to treat Jesus as if he doesn’t know what he is doing. He is not naïve in the way he deals with our anxiety. In Matthew 6:25-34 he tells us three times not to be anxious (vv. 25, 31, 34) and gives us eight reasons not to be anxious.

Evidently he thinks this will help. So don’t call it simplistic. Call it grace. Believe him. Take every reason and preach it to your soul as true. Say,

“Soul, this is true. Jesus Christ says so. Trust him. He died for you. He loves you. He created you. He knows you. No one — no counselor, no pastor, no friend — knows as much about you as he does. Listen to him. Let these reasons sink in. Bank on them. Now, let’s get up and do what we need to do. Be gone anxiety.”

Here’s a summary of what he said:

1. Life is more than food and the body more than clothing (Matthew 6:25).

2. God feeds the birds and you are more valuable than they are (Matthew 6:26).

3. It’s pointless. It adds not one hour to your life (Matthew 6:27).

4. If God clothes ephemeral grass, he will clothe eternal you (Matthew 6:28-30).

5. Unbelievers are anxious about stuff. And you are not an unbeliever (Matthew 6:32a).

6. Your father knows that you need all these things you’re anxious about (Matthew 6:32b).

7. When you seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, what you need is added to you (Matthew 6:33).

  1. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Tomorrow’s trouble stays there (Matthew 6:34).

 

So today I will rest in Him, work hard with what I have, pray for my youth, lead my wife, and choose to believe in truth.  I am going to let Jesus argue with my soul.  If Jesus created all then He can tell this soul of mine what to believe.

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