Worry Is Vain - Psalm 127:1-2
A watchman has tremendous responsibilities. He has to watch for the enemy at all hours of the day or night. In the end, his worries and efforts are vain if the Lord does not intervene. To a great degree, the watchman’s job is to worry. The fear of trouble keeps him up at night and causes him to rise up early. Many believers notice physical effects of worry. Worry offers a great deal of problems but offers no solution to those problems. Many saints of God have lost sleep worrying about the events of the day, but to no avail. No help was received because of the worry, and the problem did not go away. Except the Lord intervene in the problems at hand, there will be no help. Worry is vain!
(For smaller children) Read Matthew 8:23-26. The disciples were afraid of a storm. Jesus was with them. He said they shouldn't have been afraid. He is always with us. We should not worry or be afraid (Deuteronomy 31:6).
What benefits have you personally received from the time you spent in worry? How have your problems been solved with worry? How has your family been helped by your worry?
How does worry disregard the greatest help available? How does prayer consult the greatest help available? Which one will you choose?
- Thank the Lord for the option of prayer.
- Ask God to help you realize the vanity of worry.
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