Welcome to the Winning Over Worry Bible Reading Week 2 summary! Whew- what a title for a post. In case you are here for the first time, each month I present a topical Bible reading challenge and we follow the daily reading together using this month’s hashtag, #winoverworry and #biblereading. Then on Fridays, we meet here and encourage one another with all we learned throughout the week. You can also follow on Instagram for an *almost* daily photo of encouragement. Let’s dig in!
1 Corinthians 10:9-13
What encouragement to know that God is not going to give us burdens beyond what we are able to bear because HE is our strength. Verse 13 gives me so much hope:
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
If you read the chapter from the beginning, David is in anguish over a friend who turned his back on him. “We used to take sweet counsel together…” Ever had a friend let you down? And then you worried over it, wondering why and how you might repair the relationship? Or if you should even try? David tells us what to do in this situation. Pray! and the beauty of it? The Lord hears and answers!
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?…Who is to condemn?…Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Collecting Paul’s set of who questions from Romans 8 emphasizes just how wonderful our God is!
Hide me in the shadow of your wings. Notice it doesn’t say “Hide me in the shadow of my worries?” I love, love, love this passage.
2 Timothy 1:1-7
Paul’s letter to Timothy begins with his usual greetings and then he reminds Timothy of his heritage and the gifts he has been given. I love what the ESV says about what he is to do with those gifts.”Fan the flame.” I fear that I often fan the flame but it’s the wrong flame I’m fanning. I’m so encouraged but Paul’s advice to Timothy is to make the deliberate choice NOT to worry but trust God and believe in the gifts he has given. He will provide. He will give strength. He will carry our burdens. Praise him today!
My hubby texted me from he store two evenings ago. “There is a double rainbow!” The miracle of this story of what happens when you hide from the storms is from a few weeks back. But from the#WinOverWorry challenge, the psalmist says “I say to the Lord, you are my Lord.”
When we choose worry over trust, we are failing to recognize that God is not only God, he is our God.
I look at this photo and it makes me think”God, how great you are. You are God. And you are MY God.”
What did you learn this week? I’d love to hear about it!
Have a fabulous Friday!
For more resources on how to win over worry, check out:
Win over Worry Bible Memory Verse Cards, printable or digital!