Sunday, November 13, 2011

Is Your Mind a Battleground?

by Aleta Kay

          Holidays are approaching fast. Life becomes more harried, more frustrating, more demanding. There doesn’t seem to be enough of you to go around. On top of that, you’ve lost a loved one or there’s a serious accident or illness that demands more of your time and energy. Your mind is racing constantly over all the things that need to be done and the bills from these added events are coming in. Where is the money going to come from? How are you ever going to able to get everything done? Even the simple daily chores seem to grow into mountains as things pile up because you can’t keep up.
          I can’t tell you why things happen. They just do. It’s life. No one is exempt from heartache or problems (not even rich people). We all have problems because of sin. It isn’t specific sin that causes us problems. It is our sin nature. The Bible tells us that because Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden the sin nature was passed on to all people. It is a curse and Jesus is the only cure.
          Now I’m not saying that when you put your trust in Jesus you will never have another problem. On the contrary, they may increase because now the devil is mad because he has lost his grip on you.
          But as a child of God, as a Christian, you now have a constant advocate, helper and friend who goes with you everywhere and stays by you 24/7 to help you get through everything.  I Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.”  Proverbs 18:24 says we have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That friend is Jesus. Go to him in prayer. Ask him to take your burdens, your worries, your fears and let him give you his peace and comfort.  He’s waiting with open arms. God bless and have a joyful holiday season.

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