So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.Matthew 6:34
The New Year brings with it hopes and dreams, plus worries and concerns about the unknown future. When we see the turmoil all around us, how can we avoid sleepless nights and days of worry?
During the pandemic lock-down, churches were forced to either close or learn how to stream their services online. Since we have been allowed to once again meet together in our sanctuaries, many church members have continued to observe the worship services from the comfort of their own homes.
23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:23-25
Nona Jones gave a daily devotional on this verse from Hebrews on the You Version Bible App this week and I heard her say, “the antidote for worry is worship.” She is absolutely right. Worry is allowing our focus to remain on unknown and unwanted possibilities, but when our hearts and minds are full of God’s glory and majesty in worship, those stressful thoughts fade away.
While we can worship and praise God alone and in any location, how much deeper is our connection and devotion when in the company of other worshipers.
Are worries overwhelming you today? Try worshiping, right where you are, right now, and, if you are able to, worship this weekend in the company of your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.Psalm 150:1-2