Jesus is the Majority // James 1:5-8

We are currently looking at the nature of worry. Yesterday we took the notion of stewing without doing, and taking those worries to prayer. Prayer brings about a confidence that God is bigger and greater than any of the things over which we worry. A survey regarding worry revealed:

  • 40% of things most people worry about never happen;
  • 30% of what we worry about has already happened and cannot be changed;
  • 22% of what we worry about regards problems which are beyond our control;
  • only 8% of what we worry about are situations over which we have any influence.

James 1:5-8 teaches, If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open” (MSG). I find so much help in that promise; especially when confronted with the reality that so much of the things we worry about never come to fruition.

Remember that you have little-to-no control over the majority of the things that cause you to worry. Find assurance in the fact that Jesus brings the majority into whatever situation you face. Trust Him. God loves to help so ask and receive.