Carol turned to me and whispered, “I’m doomed.” We were sitting up front in the choir at chapel services when the preacher said, “The Bible says worry is a sin.” I understood her remark because if worry is a sin, it’s a sin most if not all of us are guilty of. He went on to say if he had a basketball in his hand, it wouldn’t be the same as if Michael Jordan had one in his. If he had a tennis racket in his hand, it wouldn’t be the same as if Roger Federer had one in his. And If he had a slingshot in his hand it wouldn’t the same as if David had one in his. He asked who were we placing our trust in, ourselves, someone or something else or in God? In whose hands are we placing our concerns. He said whenever we start to worry, pray. Put prayer in place of worry. Put our worries in the hands of the One who has the power to do something about them. I’m trying, Lord! I’m trying!
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