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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
In this one-line verse, Jesus asked a question that people are still giving a “Push Back” to … 2,000 years later. The question is simple … “Have you ever been able to add even One Hour to your life by stressing?
This question was … you could say … rhetorical to the 3rd power. Because Jesus knew the answer, and everyone listening that day knew the answer, and everyone who has ever read that one-line verse since it was put in print … well … we all know the answer too! Worry and Stressing cannot add one more moment to anyone’s life. And yet we know, medically speaking, that worry certainly can subtract not just hours but YEARS from a person’s life through heart disease. I have noticed that Worriers are rarely known as “Happy People.” You usually see them with that kind of “TERROR” in their eyes and a “Furrowed Brow.” Do yourself a favor and don’t ask them “Hey how’s it going?” That could take you up until March at least! But the very thing the Worrier lacks … Happiness … is what Solomon called the greatest antidote to worry. He said … “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). So here it is … “Attention All WORRIERS … Don’t Worry Be HAPPY.”
I thank YOU that You gave me a “Happy Heart.” It seems like 100 years ago that You changed my life through grace. But when You did, I sure got “HAPPY!” Amen