New Podcast: Excessive Worry or Excessive Trust?

Many of you have been in a long season of waiting.  Nobody likes being in limbo and patience training are often some of the most difficult in the refining.  While we are waiting, are we embracing what the Lord may be trying to show us or are we growing impatient and running back into the world for comforts that are going to help us in our journey later on?  Are we prolonging the waiting? What are the consequences or dangers of going ahead of the Lord and what are a few reasons He may be having you wait?  What does He want you to be doing while you wait?  In this episode of the Innocence Redeemed podcast I will be covering a few examples in what the Lord could be showing you while you wait.  God has a plan and there is a Blessing in the waiting.  Can you wait on Him?  Can you trust Him?  Can you be patient while the Lord builds your faith where it is lacking for the time ahead?  I hope to shine light on this in this episode and that you will learn how to gain trust in what the Lord is doing and not worry excessively.   It is my hope this episode is a Blessing to you.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Verses as they apply.   I used the NLT in this podcast but as always you are welcome to refer to whichever translation will help you in your faith journey.  Please note that I did not quote every one of these in the podcast as they do apply.

 

 

 

Luke 10: 38-42 (NLT)

 

38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

 

41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

 

1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)

 

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

 

 

1 Peter 5:6-10 (NLT)

 

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

 

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.

 

10 In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.

 

 

1 Timothy 4:8-11 (NLT)

 

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.

 

11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.

 

 

Matthew 6:27 (KJV)

 

27 Which of you by taking thought (worrying) can add one cubit unto his stature?

 

 

Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

 

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11, 17-18 (NLT)

 

11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

 

17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

 

 

Psalm 40:1 (AMP)

 

I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

 

 

Psalm 62:5 (AMP)

 

5 For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him,
For my hope is from Him.

 

 

Psalm 130:5 (AMP)

 

I wait [patiently] for the Lord, my soul [expectantly] waits,
And in His word do I hope.

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