Pastor Thoughts - January 2022

January 2022



A Thought from Pastor Bryson,


Can any of you add one moment to his lifespan by worrying?

Matthew 6:27 CSB


By the grace of God, we have made it to the beginning of a brand-New Year – 2022. Unfortunately, many of the problems from 2021 have followed us into 2022. As a result, many are “worried” as to what the future may hold.


In his devotional book, Give Us This Day, LeRoy Brownlow wrote this about worrying:


{I remember seeing my grandmother in her old rocking chair. I can still hear the profound bits of philosophy that came from it. One was, “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”


There is a world of difference between worry and concern. A worried person fretfully sees a problem, even though it’s not there; and the concerned person calmly solves the problem. The worried person crosses rivers before he gets there, and if it’s not there he makes one; but the concerned person goes ahead and when he gets to a river, he detours, or swims it…


Worry is the payment of a debt before it is due, which in most cases is never due. Most of our worries are over troubles that never happen. Life requires thought, planning, arrangement, re-arrangement, adjustment; but you can do it without worrying about it.


More faith in God’s care prevents fretful anxiety. Worry can’t get started if you believe that everything will work out all right, someway, somehow.}


Personally, I am not a fan of making New Year’s resolutions, but if you are – let it be to have more faith and less worry. Remember, God is still in control; God is all-powerful and all-wise. The Bible teaches we are to walk by faith and not by sight.


Remember, God saw us through 2021 and blessed us above and beyond measure. God will also see us through 2022 and He is still in the blessing business. Uh Oh, here comes some now…


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