Concerns

“Neither do I concern myself with
great matters;
Nor with things too profound for
me.”  Psalm 131:1

Concerning myself with matters too great for me leads to anxiety.

Lord, help me to only consider those things You have prepared for me.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Not My Job

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There are great matters
to be considered

big problems
to be solved.

God calls
some to this

I’m not
one of those.

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27 Comments

  1. “like a weaned child”

    This psalm is another favorite of mine. I surely needed to this. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Love,
    Theresa

  2. Oh yes . ..this is a good verse to go with it! 🙂 Thank you so much , Theresa! Love you and God bless you . .. and you need to get to bed. ! 🙂

  3. Hallelujah! Isn’t it freeing to know that we don’t have to be what everyone else thinks we should be? Isn’t it wonderful to know that God hasn’t called us to even be what we wish we were, but can never be, because we weren’t created for that? Isn’t it a beautiful think to know that we can be all (that means everything) that God has created us to be, because we were made to do that?

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem with us, Sis!

    Love,
    Cheryl

  4. It is easy to get drawn to these concerns-concerns we often have absolutely no way to handle. I am reminded of James when he says, “Why borrow from tomorrow? Today has enough of its own trouble.” (my paraphrase).

  5. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  6. Your starting line jumped out at me’ and I quote,
    “Concerning myself with matters too great for me leads to anxiety.”

    How do I know that a matter is too great ( big) for me? What is it that creates such a perception? What possibility exists to shift the perspective allowing me to address all matters with confidence?

    Shakti

  7. Handing it over.

  8. We are so blessed to be able to turn everything over to the Lord, knowing we could not handle them our own ability… AMEN! Lord bless you Deb. Thanks for the encouragement this morning.

  9. thank you………….hugs

  10. This reminds me of the old joke where the professor says, “Okay, all of you bright students who are sitting down in your seats, please stand up. Ah, um, Larry, not so fast there.”

    I agree with you and am glad to say:

    “…I am not one of those.”

    Great poem. Please post a gold star next to your name on your scorecard. Tell Aub that the Peoria Chiefs play Burlington today and it could be a real barn burner. (Do they still use the term, “barn burner,” in the Midwest anymore? Oh well, showing my age again.)

  11. One thing at a time … One hurt, one soul, one job, one prayer … Thanks for keeping it simple!

  12. hopefully, i’m not one that’s shunned his call… pride is blinding !

  13. simple peace, Thank you Deb!

  14. I think Pastor Bill studied under Einstein:-)

  15. It is easy, Pastor Bill! Thank you for understanding the way you do and for sharing the James paraphrase! God bless you!

    And Ike, you’re right .. he’s a smart cookie! 🙂

  16. Thank you and God bless you!

  17. I love your questions that are answers, dear Cheryl! Yes, it is freeing, wonderful and beautiful to think of all that God has done! love you and God bless what He has prepared for you today!

  18. 🙂 You make me smile, Tammy! Me too, hour by hour, some days! God bless you!

  19. God bless you and help you with all that concerns you and Al today! love and hugs right back!

  20. Thank you for showing us what a blessing it is to turn everything over to Him, Pastor Rob, knowing that He will in turn help us handle all we need to. God bless you! I appreciate you so much!

  21. 🙂 No way . ..did he really say that to you? The nerve. God bless you Mr. Larry, and all that concerns you!
    I think barn burner is still a well known saying here. Sighing as we missed the game, to know for sure!

  22. Oh Heidi . .I really loved your comment and needed it too! Thank you and God bless you!

  23. Naw . .I don’t think you’ve shunned a thing. You are doing beautiful work for your beautiful King! God bless you!

  24. Thanks dear Tom, and God bless you and give you a peace about all that concerns you today!

  25. Praying for you as you address all matters with confidence, Shakti! God bless you!

  26. >> “There are great matters to be considered; big problems to be solved”
    True, true, Deb. There are enormous problems: problems much too big for us . . . . . .

    >> “God calls some to this. I’m not one of those”
    Thankfully, I’m not one of those. I am not called as a solver of problems. I’ll leave it to those qualified . . . . . .

    but . . . . . .

    Is there a LITTLE something I can do to help?
    . . . A word of comfort to someone with a huge problem?
    . . . A helping hand to someone in need?
    . . . Words of guidance and a testimony of God’s love to point people to the only REAL solution to problems?
    . . . A donation to charities helping to solve individual/family problems?
    . . . A letter to politicians and leaders considering huge problems in our country, urging them to stand for the silent majority and integrity?

    I cannot solve the gigantic problems of our time, and neither can any of us, but we can all do a little something, and I trust we will all be faithful to respond where we can.

    I believe God gave you this ‘simple poem’ to remind us that He is in control and that He desires to work through His people to make known His way.
    Thank you for reminding me that I can do my ‘little’ and it is my responsibility to do so.

  27. Oh Mentor Angela . .this was just beautiful, how you shared all the little things that we can do, that in turn can make a big impact when He is in control. 🙂 Thank you so much!!! God bless you and make your little , big!


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