Posted by: New in Every Way | July 20, 2012

Worrying and Overworking–They’re Not Part of the Plan

Worrying and overworking show we believe it all depends on us. We don’t understand our place as God’s assistants and partners. God didn’t require of Adam that he keep the Earth in orbit or control the weather. The role God gave him was to take charge of the animals. Initially, Adam and Eve didn’t even have to work for a living (at least not very hard).

What are we doing that is not necessary? What are we doing that someone else will do if we back off and let them—or ask them? What are we doing that God offers to do—and do better?

Here’s an awesome reminder to let go of worrying and overworking. I’ll bet, if you give it a chance, its good sense, faith, and peace will invade your mind and heart.

New Life Version:

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders work for nothing. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the men who watch over it stay awake for nothing. 2 You rise up early, and go to bed late, and work hard for your food, all for nothing. For the Lord gives to His loved ones even while they sleep (Psalm 127:1-2, emphasis added). 

The Message:

If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks.
If God doesn’t guard the city,
the night watchman might as well nap.
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,
and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don’t you know he enjoys
giving rest to those he loves? (Psalm 127:1-20).

Wednesday’s post, “A Win-Win Situation,” includes two real-life stories of people whose finances got a boost when they did their part and left it up to God to come through on his part.


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