UCB Word For You 4th February 2022 | Worry Less. Trust More
UCB Word For You Friday 4 February 2022 | Worry Less. Trust More
Welcome to UCB Word For You Friday 4 February 2022 remain bless as you study and meditate on God’s word. Please share with others.
Topic: Worry less. Trust more.
Scripture: ‘The message gets choked out, and they never produce anything.’ –Mark 4:19 CEV
In the parable of the sower, Jesus said the seed fell into four different places. Today we’re looking at one of those places: ‘The seeds that fell among the thornbushes are…people who hear the message. But they start worrying about the needs of this life. They are fooled by the desire to get rich and to have all kinds of other things.
So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything’ (v.18-19 CEV). What are some of the things that can keep God’s Word ‘choked out’ of our lives? 1) Thinking that we can’t trust God and worrying that He won’t take care of us. 2) Thinking we’d be happier if we were richer, had a better phone, the latest trainers, a better car, and so on.
But it doesn’t work that way. The more ‘things’ we have, the more we have to protect, look after, and worry about. And often we find that once we have what we thought would make us happy, we move the goalposts and say, ‘If only I had a bit more money/the phone that’s just been released/a newer car…etc.’ Worrying about material things can ‘choke’ the life out of us.
Real peace and true happiness come from trusting God for what we need, and knowing that if something is right for us, He’ll provide it; and if it’s not, He has a better plan. The closer we get to God, the more we realise we can trust Him. Jesus said, ‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need’ (Matthew 6:33 NLT).
Let’s make prayer and Bible reading a priority so we can draw closer to God and see our worries shrink before Him.
Look up some Bible verses that speak to you about trusting God. Take some time to meditate on them and to fill your mind with words of trust rather than words of worry.
Bible Reading: Exodus 23-24, Matthew 20:1-16