12 February 2018

Troubled about many things

"And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.  But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part,  which will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42 (NKJV)

How is it possible not to be troubled these days about something, even the smallest problem? A classic example of this is the fact that you can't do anything these days without money ... whether it’s a new-born baby coming into the world or an elderly person passing on, money has to be there.

Where do you stay, what do you eat, what do you wear are just a few questions people worry over when they lack the resources to provide answers.

We have health issues as well. If one needs medical assistance, where does one find money for that?

Marriage, life, children and family can also add a great deal of pressure on everyone on a daily basis. In all, what we have mostly, these days, is a reason to be troubled about a lot of things.

The Lord Jesus told Martha and is telling us today that nothing will get sorted out by constantly worrying.

Instead, what offers a solution to the problems we have and all those problems that will come along is to do what Mary did, to be at the Lord's feet. This means to listen to Him, to receive from Him the instructions needed to do the right thing at the right time.

What is it that you are lacking at the moment and need so desperately? God can guide you to achieving whatever it is, but you will have to do your part, of course. You need to believe His promises!

There is a difference between doing things by yourself, and doing things led by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, instead of being so troubled about many things, stop and listen to what God wants to say to you.

Once you choose the best part, that is, to work in partnership with God, no one will take it away from you. None will be able to stop you from achieving what is necessary for you to lead a fulfilled life.

Suffer no more. God wants to guide you into a new life!

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

Universal Church


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