Be anxious for nothing; instead, pray about those concerns, and don't forget to appreciate God for the opportunity. But how would you pray or give thanks when the situation becomes really unpleasant? Many people would like to do the will of God at all times; but oftentimes, the challenges they go through take away their heart from His will. I've seen married men who had happy faces during the first two years in marriage, but afterwards, they live in clear depression. At that point, their minds have wandered far away from the word of God, and they'd need someone to constantly remind them – that God shall supply all their needs according to His riches, and not their riches.
Come to think of it, most of the things we get anxious about are things we were first joyful for. Many people were happy to get a job, but they've become anxious because their job can no longer pay their bills. Many people were happy to get married, but now, anxiety has taken over them because of the needs that have to be met. It's important to know that anxiety breaks our spirit, and a broken spirit dries-up our resources. Your job, marriage, business, church, or anything in this world should not be the source of your joy. The joy of the Lord is what you need to strengthen your job, family, business, and everything of interest. Remember that joy is a product of man's contentment. If you can maintain contentment, then no matter what happens, you'd still be joyful.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; AS LONG AS YOU MAINTAIN A JOYFUL HEART, THINGS WILL END UP GOOD FOR YOU, NO MATTER WHAT THE CHALLENGE MAY BE. Have a most fruitful weekend, in Jesus precious name!
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