How to have faith in the face of worry

October 23, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

–John 14:27

A pastor friend of mine was telling me about his trips to the hospital to visit people who are facing surgery or dealing with an illness. He said that one question he always asks the people in the hospital is, “Are you worried?”

He said that most people answer something like, “Oh no, pastor. I have the peace of God.” But when he asked that question to one particularly outspoken church member, she looked at him and said, “Worried? Are you crazy?! People die in this place!”

He said it was one of the most refreshing things he had ever heard. With so many church people feeling like they have to put on a strong spiritual face in front of their pastors, someone who was brutally honest was a welcome change!

Yesterday, I shared about the faith of Daniel in the lions’ den. And if you’d have asked Daniel if he was worried, he would’ve said, “Are you crazy? People die here!” But despite his worries, he had faith and trusted God for the outcome.

Don’t feel like you have to be worry free to have a strong faith. Instead, look worry in the face and say, “You’re nothing compared to my God.” That’s what it means to have faith in the face of worry!

FACE YOUR WORRIES WITH FAITH, KNOWING THAT WHILE CHALLENGES ARISE, NOTHING IS BIGGER THAN GOD.

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