Mark 4:19 (New International Version)
but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
In 1941, actor Jimmy Stewart enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Prior to being shipped out overseas, his father Alex wrote the following: My dear Jim boy. Soon after you read this letter, you will be on your way to the worst sort of danger. Jim, I'm banking on the enclosed copy of the 91st Psalm. The thing that takes the place of fear and worry is the promise of these words. I am staking my faith in these words. I feel sure that God will lead you through this mad experience. I can say no more. I only continue to pray. Goodbye, my dear. God bless you and keep you. I love you more than I can tell you. Dad.
Jimmy Stewart rose through the ranks from private to colonel. He returned home a decorated war hero, unharmed even though his record included 20 combat missions. During the height of battle, Stewart said he learned to lean on the words of his tattered copy of Psalm 91, especially verses 1 and 2, which speak of God as a refuge and fortress. Upon returning home, he told his father: "What a promise for an airman. I placed in his hands the squadron I would be leading. And, as the psalmist promised, I felt myself borne up."
Are you facing worry and anxiety? Today in prayer, give all of your cares and worries to Christ and know that He cares for you.
“There is no need for two to care, for God to care and the creature too.” – Charles H. Spurgeon
Dear Lord we pray that as we face the anxieties of life that we would turn them over to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.