Hello, I’m glad you stopped by. I hope if you read my devotion today, you were inspired to stop and consider how great our God is. When you and I think about God, we magnify His attributes. Magnify means to enlarge an object so that you can get a closer look. We do the same when we magnify God’s character. We are getting a close up look at God. Doing so gives us insight and understanding into who God is. Understanding the Lord’s wonderful attributes creates a sense of strength and stability in our lives. If you’re like me, I need strength and stability right now and the peace that comes with it.
In the same way, when we put all of our attention on a problem or the unknown future, we are magnifying our concern. My family would call this process, “making a mountain out of a molehill.”
Let me ask you, what has worrying ever changed?
You’re right. I couldn’t agree more. Worrying doesn’t change our situation or the future. Worrying is only good for “making mountains out of molehills.” Besides, the future is not our responsibility to change in the first place. It’s God’s. The good news is while our future is out of our hands, it’s not out of the capable and trustworthy hands of God.
The Lord is sovereign over all things. He’s not surprised when troubles hit our lives. Like a loving parent, God is ready, able, and willing to meet our needs.
What parent do you know that doesn’t feed her child, cloth her child, teach her child, and meet her child’s every need…and then some? Why would a mother go through all the pain and agony of having a child to leave it to fend for itself? She wouldn’t. If she could…God will never leave you, His child. In fact, He loves you so much you were worth dying for.
Did you get that? God died for you! He gave His all…
And yet, we worry. We worry about money. Do we have enough and how much is enough? We worry about the kids, the car, the bills, and how many fat grams are in an Oreo cookie. We worry about what our neighbors are doing. We worry about what our boss thinks of us. We worry about the size of our hips, and we worry if our kids will come see us in the nursing home.
Is this what God saved us for– to fret?
Instead of magnifying our troubles, let’s magnify our God! It’s the only way to put the “mountain” in our lives in right perspective.
How do we magnify God? We do it through worship. When we worship, we take our minds off of ourselves and place them on God. He then becomes the emphasis. What happens to our concerns? They grow dim in the light of His wonder!
I worship in several ways. One of my favorite ways to worship is to read the Psalms. They’re all about our glorious God! Give it a try. You can’t miss Him!
One thing I love about blogging is how we learn from each other. Share how you worship/magnify God and how it calms your anxious heart. It may be just what someone needs today.
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