Are you always trying to figure everything out?  Many of us have fallen in the ditch.  Instead of casting our care upon the Lord, we go through life carrying every bit of it.

    When we try to figure everything out, we are exalting our reasoning above God’s thoughts.  We are placing our ways higher than His ways.  When we worry, we lose our peace, and when we try to figure everything out, we fall into confusion.  Confusion is the result of reasoning with our own understanding when we should be trusting in the Lord with all our heart to make the way for us according to His plan.  When we trust that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, we stop confusion before it starts.    …Joyce Meyer

 In Februay of 2010 Pastor Jerry had open heart surgery and spent several days in the Cardiac ICU.  Of course, I spent those days and nights in the waiting room.  On February 3 early in the morning I was awake and decided to read  the Bible.   The devil had come to me with the thoughts, “Well, Jerry will be okay but there is no way you will ever be able to pay for all of this.  You will lose everything you have.”

    I decided to read Proverbs chapter 3 because I knew I had to get those thoughts out of my head.   Proverbs 3:5-6 in the Message Bible reads, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart, and don’t try to figure everything out on your own.  Listen to God’s voice for everything you do; everywhere you go, He’s the one who will keep you on track.”   

I commanded worry to leave and “quit trying to figure out”  how we would pay for the hospital bill.    God did completely provide for everything, and Pastor Jerry totally recovered.   Put the Word inside you and the worry has to leave.                                                        Pastor LaVerne

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