Worship Or Worry?
Philippians 4:4-7 4
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The world has gone through a great plague in the last few years. No, I’m not talking about Covid-19, but the Worry Plague. The only cure I know for the worry plague, is Worship. When we rejoice in the Lord in prayer and worship, we are unable to worry. When praise and pray we are focused on God and His peace transcends all understanding.
Have you ever chosen to worship instead of worry? Did it make a difference in your situation, or in you?
2 Chronicles 20:1-4
Some time later the Moabites and Ammonites, accompanied by Meunites, joined forces to make war on Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat received this intelligence report: “A huge force is on its way from beyond the Dead Sea to fight you. There’s no time to waste—they’re already at Hazazon Tamar, the oasis of En Gedi.” Shaken, Jehoshaphat prayed. He went to God for help and ordered a nationwide fast. The country of Judah united in seeking God’s help—they came from all the cities of Judah to pray to God.
Three enemy nations—the Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites—ganged up on King Jehoshaphat. The king received a report that they were on their way to fight the nation of Israel. I call them the “Ites”. The Moabites, Ammonites, and the Meunites. When these three nations formed an alliance to attack King Jehoshaphat and the nation of Israel, the king found out about their plans and was afraid for his people. Rather than staying mentally in a place of worry and fear, King Jehoshaphat decided to personally and nationally, lead God’s people to worship God and pray.
When we go through those days where it feels like the nations are against us, remember to choose worship over worry.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?