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God's Sovereignty: Week 3 - Devotion 2

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34

There are times when we have to do something tangible to tame intangible fears. Find some small stones and write a word on each one that represents a worry in your life. Carry these out to a field or forest with soft soil, and push each one into the ground so it can’t be seen or easily found. As you do, commit this area or thing to God as a prayer. 

Read Matthew 6:31-34. Sometime later in your week, return back to the general area you buried the stones. Without going on a deep search for what you buried, note that the stones are not visible to the naked eye unless you really go looking for them. This is what happens when we pray – we can release our worries to God, and they become completely covered by His power and love. 

 

Think about this: 

  • Are you generally able to release things to God without going back for them later? Why or why not?

  • When is a time that you felt someone else in your life had an irrational fear they wouldn’t let go of? When have you been like that person?

Emily Traylor