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John 20:21, "So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you!" As the Father has sent me, I also send you." The hearts of the disciples were deeply troubled. They had gathered together behind closed doors to discuss what the future held for them. The resurrected Christ appeared to them to comfort and strengthen them. When situations get out of control for humans, they usually resort to worry. In Matthew 6, Jesus showed the foolishness of worry when He told about the man who tried to make himself taller by worry. There is always plenty to worry about.
How you can tell when it's going to be a rotten day:
You wake up face down on the pavement.
You call suicide prevention and they put you on hold.
You see a "60 Minutes" news team waiting in your office/
Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.
You turn on the news and they're showing emergency routes out of the city.
Your twin sister forgot your birthday.
Your car horn goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell's Angels on the freeway.
Your boss tells you not to bother to take off your coat.
The bird singing outside your window is a buzzard.
You wake up and your braces are locked together.
You call your answering service and they tell you it's none of your business.
Your income tax check bounces.
You put both contact lenses in the same eye.
Your wife says, "Good morning, Bill," and your name is George.
An average person's anxiety is focused on:
40% - things that will never happen
30% - things about the past that can't be changed
12% - things about criticism by others, mostly untrue
10% - about health, which gets worse with stress
8% - about real problems that will be faced
Paul taught the Philippians how to deal with the problem of worry (Philippians 4:6, 7, 8).