A Better World Ahead

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By Greg Laurie For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! —2 Corinthians 4:17 Deep inside us, there is a sense of something more in life that drives us on. No matter what experiences you’ve had, no matter how wonderful they were, they were just a glimpse of what is still ahead. You are really homesick for a …

Our Defense against Worry

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By Greg Laurie And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7 We live in such a stress-filled society today. We could write these words on the tombstones of many Americans: Hurried, worried, buried. We’re constantly in motion, going from one thing to another, from one worry to another. We can get so stressed out that we’re almost immobilized. Sometimes worry can absolutely paralyze a …

The Secret to a Worry-Free Life

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By Greg Laurie “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” —Matthew 6:33 There are many things you can seek to live for in life. You can live for a lot of things. You can live for your physical appearance. You can live for a successful career. You can live for pleasure. But here is what Jesus said: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all …

Pray and Let God Worry

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By Greg Laurie “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” —Matthew 6:27 We have a little bird feeder in our backyard. I keep it filled with birdseed, and the birds know breakfast will be there. They cruise in and eat the seed, or they get the seeds off the ground or the vegetation. Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount in the region of Galilee, where all around Him were birds chirping …

What Jesus Said about Worry

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By Greg Laurie Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. —Matthew 6:34 The great theologian Charlie Brown made this statement about worry: “I’ve developed a new philosophy. . . . I only dread one day at a time.” Now let me quote an actual theologian, the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who said, “If I allow my concern about the future to …

There for You

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By Greg Laurie “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33 Studies have found that 85 percent of the things we worry about never happen. This means that of all the things you’re worrying about right now, 85 percent of it won’t happen. But what about the other 15 …

A Reason to Rejoice

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By Greg Laurie Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls – yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. —Habakkuk 3:17-18 It’s been said that worry is the advanced interest …

Turn Your Worries into Prayers

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By Greg Laurie Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6 There are so many things today that can cause us to worry. There are the worries of the world. There are the worries in our own country, including the threat of terrorism and the threat of North Korea. Then there are personal worries, such as health worries and family worries. …