blog: Worried? You're Not Alone

Tags: Jesus, worry, anxious, love

JESUS taught his followers to not worry. In essence He said not to worry about basic needs; God will take care of our needs if we focus on God. He wraps up this teaching by saying, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Easy peasy, right?
You may have heard someone say, “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.” But I’ll just bet that person still worried about something. You could say it’s human nature. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world—maybe even in history—we still worry. But I have to say in America our view of being “naked, hungry, and thirsty” doesn’t compare to the rest of the world. We generally worry more about things like long-term security, college expenses, and fitness.
The point of Jesus’ teaching, though, was not to stop us from worrying but to teach us to trust God moment by moment each day. It’s a journey that all of us at Antelope Springs Church are on. We believe Jesus, and sometimes we still worry. We’re not perfect. We struggle. And we do our best to love God and others (also taught by Jesus).
We are a community of people who gather each weekend at a building on a corner, and weekly together in our homes to help each other love God and others. I invite you to join us this weekend to see what a group of people worshiping God through music, Bible teaching, and prayer is like. Don’t be anxious, just stop by and check it out. (And if you come naked, hungry, and thirsty we have clothes, food, and drinks for you so don’t worry about that either.)
—Pastor Mike

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