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August 9, 2019

We Aren't Made for Worry

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22)

Several years ago, there was a widely reported interview of Tony Romo, then the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, by a local Dallas pastor. In that interview, Tony talked about the prayer that changed his career and brought peace to his life.

It was his second training camp with the Cowboys and he was fearful of not making the team. His stress level was high and he was pressing on every repetition in practice. Football wasn’t fun. One night, he got back to his hotel room and decided to surrender his anxiety to God:

“Lord, if I am meant to be an assistant golf professional back in Wisconsin, then I will be happy with that. ... But I’m done making every single thing be the most important moment of my life. There’s no peace in that, so I’m giving football to you. I’m going to go out and play aggressively and just leave (the outcome) to you.”

“That was the moment when I learned how to play the game. ... As long as He has control, I’m at peace.”

We hear the phrase often, but what does it really mean to “give it to the Lord?” It means that I remind myself that God is sovereign and that He is trustworthy. That I don’t control outcomes, but can only be faithful to exercise the gifts He’s given me to the best of my ability, and to His glory. It means that I am convinced that He knows best what is good for me, and I can therefore entrust myself to Him wholeheartedly and without reservation. I know that whatever He brings or allows into my life, He will use it for my ultimate good (Romans 8:28).

Question: Have you internalized God’s gracious invitation to “cast all your anxiety upon Him?” (1Peter 5:7).

Challenge: Ask God to free you from the bondage of worrying about what you don’t control.Lord, I trust that you have a plan and a purpose for my life. Guide me to humbly submit to your leadership

Prayer: Lord, I trust that you have a plan and a purpose for my life. Guide me to humbly submit to your leadership.

Arnie Knecht, Chapel Leaer -- Texas Air Hogs

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