Struggling With Sir Worry & Lady Doubt (Part 5)
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Mr. Depression and Mrs. Misery have just had children and we see that their birth certificate reads “Sir Worry & Lady Doubt”. They appear to be normal children until they reach their adolescence. Then we begin to see their personalities come out and identify them with these characteristics. This week we will learn about the differences between Sir Worry and Lady Doubt and how they can effect us in our lives by:
When Sir Worry & Lady Doubt were growing up, there was hardly anything that made their parents Mr. Depression & Mrs. Misery believe that their children had adopted some of their traits. However, in the life of a believer, when one lives with constant misery, then we see it will not be long before depression visits. When these two meet then the result of their combined effects will be Worry & Doubt! Join us this week as we discuss SIR Worry & LADY Doubt.
V. The You & Trust Dilemma
Sir Worry and Lady Doubt have one last attack that they wish to bring to the table in the lives of believers. These attacks deal with a principle in the bibles coming from word of Jesus. Mark 3:24-25 “And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” This verse reminds us of the importance of unity! When we are divided against ourselves we risk total and utter destruction. Sir Worry and Lady both have a hand in destroying you and making you doubt your trust in the living God. Here’s how they begin and finish their attacks on humanity:
Consider the following scenario:
“You have a stable financial budget that you and your family try to follow as best you can; however, you are blindsided with a few major financial obligations that require your immediate attention. These obligations force you to make tough decision financially and you are faced with the dilemma of juggling your bills around. As you consider your financial situation, you realize that you will not have enough money to cover the immediate expenses and your regular expenses. Let The Attacks Begin!!!”
Sir Worry asks the question “What Are You Gonna Do?” This question makes You ask Yourself “What Am I Gonna Do?” As soon as You ask this question You usually begin to brainstorm ways that You can make it. You will begin to crunch numbers multiples times hoping that You have missed something knowing that You haven’t. You may come to the end of Your rope as You cannot see a way that You can solve this problem. You will then attempt to enlist the help of another person close to You. As You pick their brains, this provides temporary relief because You feel as if they will help You. Then You begin to worry because they aren’t giving You the answer that You seek in the time frame that You think that they should. You then reinsert the worry that You thought that You would be relieved of only to find out that You are back to square one.
Looking at this master trick of Sir Worry, he has made the person to whom he attacks consider themselves more times than they have considered anyone else including God. There more than 24 times where the person to which the financial burden will consider themselves or their immediate sphere of influence. There are only about 5 or so instances where they had included others in this process and God isn’t even mentioned or considered. Sir Worry makes you stress about what could happen instead of what you need to do. His attacks focus on stressing YOU out while he sits back sips tea on the beach. Think about this statement for a moment: What if worry was grain of sand in your house? Each time that one worries, they deposit a grain of sand into their house on the carpet or floor. How many people would have more sand than equipment to clean the sand? Sir Worry will fill your heart and mind before you have the ability to pull the plug and release yourselves. You will literally drown in self loathing, self insecurity and all of this because you haven’t trusted in God. This is what the bible reminds us in Proverbs 3:5 & 6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Trying to fix an issue without the one who already has the answer is just trusting in your own ability and plain out unwise.
Lady Doubt asks a similar question but she has a different motive for her question. She asks “What next?” When she asks the question it automatically causes you to doubt your security and your financial stability. It makes you say statements of doubt like: “We will never get out of debt” “We always have financial troubles” “What if…..” “Why is this happening now?” All of these questions make you question your ability to live securely. Did you catch the words that she made you say? “Never, Always & What If? These words are emotional in the moment words. When people say these words, or words like them, they feel as if the events associated with them are occurring all the time or never. However, if they stopped to think, they would realize that these aren’t happening at the duration that say it is. In short, Lady Doubt will make you question your ability to survive and have a consistent existence. Hey, things happen in life, stressing out about what will happen next week before you have had a chance to live today will fill your yesterday with regret. Don’t doubt God’s ability to take care of you! Look back and ask yourself “When was the last time that God let you become a cast away”. I think that the answer will surprise you and make you carefully consider the words and thoughts that you consume.
Sir Worry and Lady Doubt are two members of the family of Mr. Depression and Mrs. Misery. They all have different tools that they use on humanity t0 bring them to a point where dependance upon self and situational awareness are more expectable than dependance upon the Savior. However, they aren’t the only ones that cause issues in the lives of believers. In our next series we will be introduced to Mr. Depression’s close family members Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.