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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

POV Wednesday – Wolves of Worry

First, I must clarify, as a zoo employee, my intention is not to demonize wolves in general. Three of them live at the zoo, and I love and respect them. J

However, traditionally, and in literature especially, wolves represent sneaky evil buggers and we’ve all been conditioned to be wary of them.

It’s on that image of wolves I proceed.

Actually, I want to share a page from the devotional I’ve been reading (thanks to my mama!) called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. It’s written in first person, as if Jesus was talking to the reader, a wonderful, personal touch that really drives home each point. Here’s the entry for March 4th:

“Refuse to worry! In this world there will always be something enticing you to worry. That is the nature of a fallen, fractured planet. Things are not as they should be. So, the temptation to be anxious is constantly with you, trying to worm its way into your mind. The best defense is continual communication with Me, richly seasoned with thanksgiving. Awareness of My Presence fills your mind with Light and Peace, leaving no room for fear. This awareness lifts you up above your circumstances, enabling you to see problems from My perspective. Live close to Me! Together we can keep the wolves of worry at bay.”

How often do we see things from God’s perspective? Especially problems? The above entry directs readers next to Luke 12:25-26, which sheds light on that perspective a bit more. It says, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?” {NLT, ital. mine}

I LOVE that the Bible calls adding a single moment to life (controlling time, life, death, etc.) a little thing! Because it gives us a little perspective on how big our God is.

Are the wolves of worry nipping at your heels? Maybe a change of perspective will help!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your thoughts on this. You have amazing insight. Thanks for sharing it.

Sarah(the)Baker said...

This is so timely for me, and very true. Thanks for the encouragement!

lynnrush said...

Yes. The wolves of worry nip at my heels recently. Thanks for this.