F.B. Meyer (1847-1929) spent the last few years of his life working as a pastor in England’s churches, but still made trips to North America, including one he made at age 80 (his earlier evangelistic tours had included South Africa and Asia, as well as the United States and Canada). A few days before his death, Meyer wrote the following words to a friend: “I have just heard, to my great surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you, I shall have entered the palace. Don’t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning.”
If there’s one thing virtually every human being is good at, it’s worry! Do you think the devil is aware of this? Worry is one of his most clever temptations! Being anxious is just what he wants us to do because worry is a form of idolatry! In the final analysis, worry is nothing more than taking an object, person, circumstance, etc. and making it bigger than God! Folks, that’s idolatry!