worry is an idol

Some villages are building Mayan altars saying that the gods are angry.

I want you to know that if you are a couple who desires to come to Casa and be dorm parents for the older boys we would be able to shift house parents around in December. That is a critical age group.

Casa has not been affected by the volcano. We are fine and everything here with us is as normal.A team from Kentucky arrived.

Dottie making roux for gumbo for over 300 children

Anxiety, worry and tension are some of the most destructive forces man can ever face. They take away our strength and can undermine our faith.

I know anxiety, worry and tension means that I am relying on my own strength instead of depending on God. I guess that I forget that God can handle my every problem.

Worry is an idol. “You shall have no other gods before Me”. (Exodus 20:3) When I worry I make myself the focus. I ask “What am I going to do?” and not “Lord, what are You going to do?”

I do not know what God is doing so it is foolish to lean on my own understanding. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come unto Me, all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest” and this verse in a verse that Dottie and I pray every night in our prayer time.

When you have 300 children every day brings an opportunity to cast your cares on the Lord.

The unfruitfulness of worry: Matthew 13:22                                                                                                       Jesus commands us not to worry; Luke 21:34                                                                                                        How to face impossible situations: Joshua 1:8-9                                                                                                    How to face trials: James 1:2-4                                                                                                                           Entering into God’s rest. Hebrews 4:1-3                                                                                                                 How praise can set us free. Psalm 22:3-5